There are 2 things that you have to keep in mind when you are watching
this movie. First; it is made by a company called Asylum and second;
don't get excited by the pamphlet which is showing people hanging out
on a chopper.
As with all the other movies made by Asylum, you have to understand
this is a B grade movie. I don't even know if this kind of movies will
see the day they deserve in the cinemas. For a company who has made
hundreds of movies, I am really surprise that they have never graduated
from the B grade or just quit the business of making movie. Surely they
must understand that making a crappy movie will mean loosing money.
There is no logic in this movie, there is no plot and I don't even know
what the story is about, except it is about the famous San Andreas
Fault. Most of us have seen the picture of devastation in 1906 during
the California's earth quake caused by similar San Andreas fault. The
whole city was destroyed. But not in the case with this movie. Of
course there are some CGI scenes with the collapsed building, broken
road, damaged bridges and fires (although I have no idea, why there is
always fire) and to complete the danger, a high voltage cable which is
floating around to kill people.
It is always a disgraced brilliant scientist which no one believe who
developed the method of finding the most important information to
support the story. Since nobody believe her, our hero has to go half
across the state of California to save her family. I am not sure who
give the background information on the technology, but when your
cellphone does not work, logically the wireless equipment also not
working ? Right ? Wrong...., because in this movie, your cellphone quit
working but your other wireless equipment will also quit working, but
not in this case; the wireless equipment that is showing the
earth-quake keeps on having the internet connection and feeding the
data as well even after the big quake happens.
Of all the things that defy the logic, I would not think that in the
earth-quake situation, you will try to go through the underground
tunnel to reach a place. I would have thought underground tunnel is one
of the most dangerous place to be, but not in this movie. All in all, I
know this is a movie and you expect exaggeration on the story, but
Asylum is really making this movie with the assumption that most (if
not all) the viewers are stupid idiot.
I wonder, whether in real life this kind of movies really has any fans.
To copy-cat the movie is okay, but do it with more effort, not just
with the attitude of neither here nor there.....