The Ten Movies podcast has launched our latest season, featuring ten iconic movies from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. America loves Dwayne Johnson – but why, exactly? Is it his enormous size? His big bald head? His unswerving commitment to always playing some sort of hyper-competent heroic Special Forces dad?
Luckily for our project, all these attributes are on display in our first movie: ‘San Andreas’.
In ‘San Andreas’ (2015), Dwayne Johnson plays a hyper-competent heroic Special Forces dad who is also a celebrated helicopter rescue pilot. When The Big One hits California, he zips around in a variety of emergency vehicles trying to rescue his daughter and win the affections of his estranged ex-wife while a million buildings fall down in the background.
Is ‘San Andreas’ good? Is it fun? Brian felt it was ideologically reactionary and also stupid, while Hemal enjoyed it – possibly because she’s seen it a hundred times on cable and may have developed Stockholm Syndrome. Check out the episode and see who you agree with.