San An­dreas (12)

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Ac­tion su­per­star Dwayne John­son takes on his big­gest chal­lenge yet: an earth­quake lay­ing waste to Cal­i­for­nia.

Af­ter two, headache-in­duc­ing, de­struc­tive hours, you’re left won­der­ing how it took three men to write such a pal­try story.

As with so many dis­as­ter block­busters, it’s the spe­cial ef­fects that register high­est on the cin­e­matic Richter scale – spec­tac­u­lar he­li­copter crashes, sky­scrapers be­ing swal­lowed and a 500ft tsunami are just some of the vis­ual treats on show.

John­son does his best to lend the cheese-fest some cred­i­bil­ity but the sup­port­ing cast are sad­dled with wafer-thin char­ac­ters and the over­all depth on show is as slight as Kyle Minogue’s point­less cameo.

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