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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Movie Review For May 29, 2015: SAN ANDREAS and ALOHA

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino
Plot: A father tries to save his wife and daughter during a swarm of massive earthquakes

Clint Says: The only way to see this movie is in the biggest theater possible

Let's be honest, nobody goes to a disaster movie expecting to be mentally inspired. You go because you want to see a whole bunch of stuff blow up, fall down or otherwise be destroyed in some epic fashion. SAN ANDREAS gives you exactly what you are expecting.

This movie is a loud, intense, over-the-top, two-hour thrill ride that will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath. As long as you check your brain at the door as far as science goes you'll really enjoy this popcorn flick.

I must warn you though that this is not the kind of movie you can wait to see on DVD. You either need to spend what it takes to see this in IMAX 3D or don't bother seeing it at all. This is the kind of film you need to experience, not watch.

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams
Plot: A former military man returns to his old stomping grounds as a civilian contractor forcing his new and old worlds to collide.

Clint Says: Wait for the DVD

This film has one of the best ensemble casts of 2015. Unfortunately, the script doesn't do them justice. The acting in ALOHA is outstanding, but that can only take a movie so far.

Even though this movie isn't even two hours long, it feels like it drags on. There isn't any conflict or really anything of interest that happens during the first half of the movie. It wasn't until almost the hour mark where I stopped questioning why I was seeing this film.

This movie could have been much better with some simple changes to the storytelling, but as it is, it is confusing, slow, boring and pretty much useless. It's a pleasant and nice film, but there isn't enough going on to make you feel anything until almost the very end.

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