Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Rocking & Rolling With The Rock

That shot of the Hollywood Sign falling over in the first trailer for Dwayne Johnson's earthquake movie San Andreas is crying out for a snarky comment about the Hollywood apparatus itself being broken, churning out the same CG-effects movies time and again, but I'm not really the person to make the snarky comment because disaster movies are my catnip and I can't summon much bile for anything in the genre. (You guys have no idea how many times I've watched Dante's Peak. No idea.) 

I will say that I think there might be a chance that Roland Emmerich's 2012 has maybe kind of ruined things for everybody though? That movie took it all so far, giving us basically endless money shot after endless money shot after endless money shot of things falling apart (true story: somebody had edited all the boom-boom footage from that movie together for a YouTube clip once and I downloaded the clip and put it on a DVD on repeat and played it in the background all afternoon at my 2012 New Years Day party) that all of the big shots in this trailer feel like things we've seen before. I hope they can get us in there on the ground more with the latest advances in technology, I guess. Whatever, I'll be there, I always am. Here's the trailer:


1 comment:

Glenn said...

From the director of CATS & DOGS 2: REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE.