On San Andreas and The Pleasures of Disaster Films.
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Apologies to this site's film critics, but I don't get all the San Andreas hate. Honestly, in my mind, the only thing that sucks about watching San Andreas is that it just makes jealous you didn’t get to be involved with making it. Really: Those folks sure seem like they had a lot of fun.
Speaking of fun: I had a hootin’ good time talking about San Andreas this week with KTCK 1310-AM/96.7 FM The Ticket host Bob Sturm.
Together, we discuss the film in serious depth — and probably to the point of absurdity. Mostly, we're concerned with The Rock’s defiance of the law. I mean, that helicopter he uses in the film is the property of Los Angeles! You can't just fly it San Francisco all willy-nilly like that, can you? Surely, that offense will catch him a charge in the aftermath of all these quakes, no?
That discussion out of the way, we then wonder if Dallas will ever get its own disaster movie — and, if so, if Texas Rangers Vice President of Communications John Blake would make a natural fit on that film's set. Also on the docket: How long can a person possibly go without breathing before long-term damage set in?
Anyway, I think it's clear at this point: San Andreas is a movie that asks the big questions! So listen in as we try to answer them.