A tsunami bearing down on a Golden Gate Bridge, skyscrapers collapsing.
Can't fault an earthquake blockbuster for going a little overboard.
And before it falls through the cracks, CNN and the film studio are both owned by Time Warner.
How does a seismologist size up "San Andreas"?
I would definitely give it two thumbs up.It had me on the edge of my seat.
And the tsunami really had scientists rolling their eyes.
Oh, it's way too big.
It's all a question of magnitude, 9.6,according to the movie.
But the San Andreas Fault isn't deep or long enough to generate that big of a quake.
Two cities get hit.
Could you lose both cities,San Francisco and L.A.?
I think it's highly, highly,highly unlikely.
Could the Hoover Dam collapse?
No.I think the Hoover Dam is safe.
You know, we all laughed at that scene and said,"There is water behind the Hoover Dam?"
That's a little dry humor about the drought.
Seismologist Dr.Lucy Jones posed with the Rock at the premier and live- tweeted scientific inaccuracies.
When the Rock approaches the gaping fault like, Dr.Jones tweeted, "OMG! A chasm?
If the fault could open up, there'd be no friction. With no friction, there'd be no earthquake."
But there's one thing the scientists love.
The movie repeats the "duck, cover and hold on" mantra experts recommend.
And if it makes people prepare, what is a little earthquake earth quakery.
So, maybe there's a little cinemagic here and there that seemed too special effective for seismologist who decides it didn't size up.
But as long as the science is deafening,it's certainly something Hollywood approve of.
I'm Carl Azuz. Keeping it real to real for CNN STUDENT NEWS.