San Andreas Blu-ray Review

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Nice review, but isn't this top picture taken from 2012?
       
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      Agree with everything except the sound, there were hardly any atmos effects used which is a let down.
       
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      I'd check your system settings as this is a very active atmos film so something must be off with your set up???
       
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      Should be 1/10 for the movie, probably the worst "disaster" movie ive had the misfortune to watch.

      Absolute drivel.
       
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      Hard to say since the wide scale destruction in both 2012 and San Andreas is so similar but I've switched it for a nice close-up of The Rock.
       
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      My copy of San Andreas hasn't arrived yet but as soon as it does, I'll add a review of the Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
       
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      don't think so as all other movies are fine and if you check some feedback others complained about the same lack of effects. I am not talking about bass which all it has, there were some good effects at the beginning when they saved the girl but after that not much noticeable.
      or maybe I am just spoiled by The Terminator.
       
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      Absolutely agree. Awful.
       
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      come on its at least 2.5/10 for story.
       
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      There you go. I personally, wasn't filled with quite the hate of the last few posts. It has after all, got Entourage's lovely Carla Gugino in...:love:
       

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      Doesn't help having that Dwayne chap in it. Terrible beyond belief.
       
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      Those are some harsh scores but in the interests of balance, Sharuna only gave it 5/10 when she reviewed San Andreas at the cinema - San Andreas Review
       
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      Nicely balanced review Cas.

      I saw this at the weekend - took it for what it was - and thoroughly enjoyed it.

      Dwayne was as watchable as ever.

      I thought the sound was rocking big time too and superb picture quality.

      Don't take it too serious and it is a great film.

      Can helicopters really hover on auto pilot though ? :)
       
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      Picked a copy up while out today so looking forward to it as I love disaster movies as long as you take them for what they are, mindless fun.:D
       
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      Helicopter autopilot is akin to cruise control in a car - apart from the latest advance systems, you're not generally advised to let go of the controls; it just helps ease some of the pressure of doing everything yourself.

      Even more adventurous was the ridiculous 'tip the hat' moment.

      Although, tbh, I thought the autorotate sequence was great - probably as close as you're going to get in a Hollywood movie to what you'd actually have to do in real life.

      PS. I'm guessing, like with taxis, he owned the helicopter himself, and just contracted for the rescue services; it's the only way I can explain how nobody wanted the damn thing back in the middle of a disaster. :rotfl:
       
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      Oh yeah the 'tip the hat' moment was pushing the realms of realism wasn't it :rolleyes:
      All the monumental destruction I could handle, but that bit was pushing things a bit too far lol :laugh:

      and everytime they mentioned autorotation I kept thinking of Murphy & Cochran from Blue Thunder asking each other about their auto rotation technique ... now there's a classic helicopter film :cool:
       
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      I thought it was good cheesy fun.
      You pretty much know exactly what you're going to get if Dwayne is in a film, and this one didn't disappoint.

      Some interesting cameos in it too ;)
       
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      This is a movie that one can not take to serious, just shut of the brain and bring the popcorn. I thought it was ok with a very good picture and very nice sound. And Alexandra Daddario is nice on the eyes in this movie.:)
       
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      WOW!!!! 10/10 for sound I only had it at -12db and it near blew my room apart.:laugh:

      Totally unbelievable but a hoot from start to finish. :thumbsup:
       
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      It cant be as bad as 2012 surely?!
       
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      Nailed it again Cas. :thumbsup:

      Loved the film, loved the 2D Blu-ray. Haven't seen a disaster movie as enjoyable as this in quite some time.
       
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      They did actually cover that in the original script, he says he's gonna "call in sick" in the deleted scenes on the disc. I'm sure the LAFD won't be impressed that he's basically stolen one of their helicopters, but then they're kinda busy so they can hardly go charging after Gaines to bring it back! I just go with the flow regarding that little plot niggle. :D
       
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      2012 was a masterpiece compared to this drivel truly awful
       
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      This has got to have been the biggest load of drivel I've ever seen...I mean, let's just look at how bad it actually it is. Take the first 10 mins for example and the car rescue:
      1 - girl drops 100 feet + in her car, gets bashed about all over the place and her iPhone screen isn't cracked...? Come on! I dropped mine on a carpet and it cracked...
      2 - in the same scene, the same girl has been hanging by a thread in her car for God knows how long and then gets blown about by a ruddy great helicopter, is grabbed personally by the pilot and then the car falls away and leaves them dangling there - and there's NO brown stain on the back of her trousers?!? Just what are these special effects guys playing at??? :mad: :mad: :mad:






      Not really - loved it! and come on...who didn't have a little whoop whoop to themselves when that big old wave went crashing through and Blake got soaked through...eh...eh...? :D
       
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      I loved the way they crashed said helicopter into a mall, the Rock grabs literally the first jacket of the first rack he walks past without even stopping, and it fits perfectly! I mean, he's the Rock for christ's sack, he's bloody massive!
       
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      Don't start Jim [emoji6]
       
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      It can't be that bad as Kylie was in it:)
       
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      "One stop shopping, everything you need right at your fingertips" :D
       
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      Poor movie .. Awful story .. Awful acting ... Awful 3D ... :cool:
       

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