Thursday, May 28, 2015

San Andreas movie review

When you heard, San Andreas, California and earthquakes immediately pop in your mind. For most of the California residents, they are used to having shocks every time. When I was living in Tagaytay, we also gotten used to the shocks caused by Taal volcano.

When I first heard about this movie, I had second thoughts. I already saw the scenario in the 2012 movie which is similar. But I still like to see how it will be done since it is very timely that here we have similar fears in the Philippines.

Although we haven't experience shocks regularly just like in California, there is a long fault line across the Metro Manila area. The question is when The Big One strike. Even though we are in the digital age, earthquakes are still a mystery. Even scientist still can't predict when will it happen. They only can detect if it happens.

Right now, people have fears since there are much talks about it. Not to long ago, our Visayan region was shook by a Big One that they were not anticipating it will happen. If that happens in this region, it was a predicted that there will be major casualties unless we prepare.

The movie San Andreas gives a detailed description of this scenario if it happens. You will see for yourself if their knowledge on where to go and what to do in times like these are accurate. The visuals are also awesome. If you are watching it in 3D, the imagery is good. It can be watched in regular 2D and you will still enjoy. But it will be a great movie experience if you watched in 4D to give it an interactive experience. You will experience your seat and foot rest movements depending on the scene like riding a helicopter for example.
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Dwayne Johnson did spectacular performance and it did not concentrate on his action scenes but also the human side of his role. It also didn't focused on The Rock since Alessandra Daddario is a revelation for this movie. She proved that there is more to her than Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I look forward on her action movies in the future. The cast also are significant in their scenes especially Paul Giamatti. I was also caught by surprise when I found out that Arrow's Colton Haynes;who played Roy Harper/Arsenal; is also in the movie. I also like the new version of California Dreamin' which makes it sound more eerie like what Disney Music did with a classic Sleeping Beauty song.

The worst thing we can only experience in a disaster like this is fear. If we know what we can do and follow the protocols and prepare. It's OK to be afraid but we should refrain from getting irrational when the time comes.

I was told by a disaster expert who spoke in schools that in any disaster like storms and quakes, always have an emergency backpack ready for each individual to carry on his/her own with extra clothes, food(preferably with an easy open can), chocolate bar, bottle of water, flashlight, whistle, fresh set of batteries, radio(fm/am), first aid, medicines.

Just some additional items to bring. A handy Swiss Army knife is good in these conditions. According to a survival expert, the best chocolate to bring are the M&M's type. Since one piece can be consumed for a duration of time and you will not feel hungry. But the best preparation for everyone is to research.

I think this movie is a must-see not because I think it will be next blockbuster since Avengers: Age Of Ultron  but because this movie can raise the public's awareness. For more quality movie reviews, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

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