Furious 7 hit theaters across the world this past weekend, thoroughly dousing cinemagoers in more grandiose action-porn than any of the previous installments dared to produce. Around the franchise’s fifth outing, Fast Five, the racing element gave way to make room for bigger, global adventures for Dom’s crew. Part of that expansion saw the inclusion of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as government agent Hobbs. Oddly enough, his onscreen counterpart spends much of Furious 7′s screen time laid up in the hospital, leaving most of us desperate for his powerhouse action hero antics. But fear not, because Johnson’s back in the saddle for San Andreas.
Much like Roland Emmerich’s 2012 prophesied the planet’s descent in total destruction at the hands of mother nature, director Brad Peyton hones in on one particular disaster – the San Andreas earthquake. As is common knowledge, Los Angeles rests on the infamous titular fault line, and we’re long overdue a calamitous explosion from beneath the earth’s crust. San Andreas takes that notion and brings it to the big screen guns blazing.
In the movie, Johnson plays a search and rescue helicopter pilot who pledges to find his daughter up in San Francisco whilst the whole of Northern California is struck by the destruction of the ‘quake. As you might expect, his journey is littered with toppling buildings, roads split down the middle and a wave of tsunamis borne in the aftermath. The one-minute teaser edited for international audiences throws in new footage of his struggles and the sheer enormity of what the impending earthquake may have in store.
San Andreas will arrive in theaters May 29, 2015. Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti co-star.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started. The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”
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