Emmerich always eschewed A-list movie stars in his CG-fests in order to keep the costs down, but now the director of Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore brings us The Rock versus Earthquake, and I don’t mean John Tenta.
Dwayne Johnson amusingly claims that San Andreas is “weighted with quality from years of work and research,” but when you watch the trailer, I think instead you’ll see it laden with weightless CGI designed to fuck shit up as much as possible, and give us an escape hatch to enjoy it by not making any humans responsible, thereby not offending any interest groups. Though if it really goes full-Emmerich and features an amusing caricature of the sitting Vice President screwing things up, that could be fun. Especially if The Rock were actually playing The Rock Obama from SNL.
I’d better stop. I’m ruining the movie for myself by imagining something it cannot live up to. Trailer below.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist