Dwayne Johnson has played the hero many times, but in San Andreas, he truly saves the day in so many ways.
The film imagines what would happen to California when “the big one” hits and the San Andreas fault shifts and sends seismic meters off the charts as the state tries not to fall into the Pacific Ocean.
Johnson is a Fire & Rescue helicopter pilot who not only has his hands full with rescuing survivors, but he learns that his daughter is missing and he must do what he can to find her. Along the way, he joins forces with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino), as they put aside their differences to find their child (True Detective’s Alexandra Daddario), while trying to survive the worst earthquake the U.S. has ever seen.
Warner Bros. released the first series of stills from San Andreas over at USA Today and Johnson talked to the publication about making this disaster pic. "This has big stakes,” Johnson said. “It's entertaining and also has heart."
Johnson, meanwhile, has seen enough onscreen damage to motivate him to get his L.A. home earthquake-ready.
You can forgive the superstar if after making this movie he’s a little more prepared than he was prior.
"Now we have multiple earthquake kits at home. And when you realize the magnitude of this, you go home grateful for the days you have. It gives you a different perspective,” Johnson said.
“It makes you stop and think that there's no beating Mother Nature. She's the toughest mama around."
Makes you wonder what his thoughts on beach safety will be after he makes Baywatch!
San Andreas lands in theaters May 29, 2015 and until then, get your The Rock fix and watch Hercules online.