When watching Avengers: Age of Ultron on IMAX a few weeks ago, it was the first time I got to see some of the trailers for this year’s bigger blockbusters on the supersized format, and boy was I glad I did! Phwoar! But while I was threatening to leave moist stains on my seat after watching a virtually life-sized Millennium Falcon flipping all over the screen as it engaged some TIE Fighters, it was actually all the Rock on (bed)rock action in San Andreas that got my wife seated next to me all googly-eyed. “We’re definitely seeing that on IMAX!” she positively screamed at me as the trailer ended.
And who can blame her? It’s been a while since we’ve had a good disaster flick, and looking at this newly released final trailer for the film (as well as the ones that dropped previously) this seems to be tapping into that early Roland Emmerich winning recipe of cool heroes (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) being thrown against impossible odds as EVERYTHING gets destroyed in the most visually splendid, white-knuckled fashion imaginable. Throw in some “No, Dad, I don’t want to die” moments, an accompanying musical number and you have yourself a no-brainer, solidly entertaining time at the cinema. As a bonus, they even tossed in Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario, so why aren’t you already booking your tickets?!
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (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.
And in case you were wondering, that’s Sia doing the cover of “California Dreaming” in this trailer.
San Andreas sees Johnson reteam with director Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and also stars Kylie Minogue, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson. It is scheduled for release internationally on May 29, 2015, but hits local cinemas on June 5, 2015.
Last Updated: May 6, 2015