Last week, we saw "San Andreas" at the cinema. 3D, and very effective for it. It's a good film. Not much of a story, and what story there is is rather hackneyed - divorced hero risks life and limb to save endangered daughter, rescues ex-wife along the way, and is reconciled with her after their joint effort to find said daughter. But the casting is good, and the acting very much better than it might have been in a film which relies extremely heavily upon CGI. The special effects are indeed very special, with quake-struck cities shaking, toppling, crumbling and flooding. Action-packed, and very gripping. We loved it.
A seemingly ideal day turns disastrous when California's notorious San Andreas fault triggers a devastating, magnitude 9 earthquake, the largest in recorded history. As the Earth cracks open and buildings start to crumble, Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), an LAFD search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario) to safety.
But most importantly, we're off cruising on Wednesday. Meeting Michelle at Stoke Bruerne on Saturday and heading off south and back for a week. Fingers crossed for decent weather. It's far from settled down to accepting that it really is summer now. Before Wednesday, car MOT, stocking up with food for three, cleaning and tidying up. And Simon's coming to look at Kantara's various electrical eccentricities. Then GU South, here we come!