I still can't believe this isn't a Roland Emmerich movie.

It should be, right? It's got the destruction of landmarks on a massive scale, a cast of thousands, and someone giving dire warnings that — just guessing — won't be heeded until it's too late. And as have the Emmerich films, so does this one have a cast full of talents that give you the tiny hope that this film will be better than it is:

  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Alexandra Daddario
  • Carla Gugino
  • Colton Haynes
  • Archie Panjab
  • Ioan Gruffudd
  • Will Yun Lee
  • Paul Giamatti

Also, Kylie Minogue will be there.

I love/hate this movie so much. Nothing cheers me up quite like seeing something happen that I spent my whole childhood preparing for — a giant California earthquake — be depicted in such an amazingly unrealistic way. I swear, in one shot I can see my old apartment building crumble into pieces.

May 29th is so far away.

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