San Andreas was released to theaters on May 29th, 2015. Directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the movie chronicles theaftermath of a massive earthquake in California. Over the weekend, San Andreas has topped the US box office, taking $53.2m and grossing over $113 million worldwide since the release date. The film started shooting on April 22nd, 2014 in Australia and ended on July 27th in San Fransisco.
The cast, starring Dwayne Johnson, includes Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ion Gruffudd, & Archie Panjabi. In the film, Chief Raymond Gaines (Johnson) discovers that a shift in the San Andreas fault is starting to occur, causing a massive earthquake. His job as a rescue helicopter pilot is to save those in trouble and he is called into action once the earthquake hits the city as is demolishing buildings around them.
San Andreas was well-liked among the audience due to its outstanding special effects, earth shattering destruction, and star studded cast, but the expert critics believe that the plot was less than structurally sound. The critics explained that although the film was action packed and exciting, there was less attention to how the film was written. According to RottenTomatoes.com, the film scored a 64% by the audience and a 48% by top critics.