This week the newest doomsday Hollywood blockbuster, San Andreas, comes out staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as helicopter pilot extraordinaire, Chief Ray Gains. The film's plot takes place in California, where an major earth quake sends the states major cities crumbing to the ground. Making things worse is a mega tsunami that threatens to drown remaining survivors in a Perfect Storm-type wave.
It's doubtful The Rock's acting or last minute rescues will be able to sustain much interest in film's characters or plot. The movie's Rotten Tomatoes score seems to agree. Instead it will probably be left up to VFX studios like Method, Scanline, and Cinesite to awe audiences by bringing some awesome shots of falling skyscrapers, yawning fault lines and tsunami tides bearing down on Los Angeles. Here's our evaluation of the quality of the VFX based upon the film's trailers.