Spoilers Ahead:<br><br>You will pray for the Big One after about a half hour of this braindead special that makes Irwin Allen's bad Earthquake look like TheGodfather. Sometimes it simplifies things, as a movie reviewer, tosimply relay a typical scene that conveys the true stinking power ofthe narrative. The Rock, laying the smack down on the Bay's candy ass,is ascending a tsunami filled with debris with a supertanker loomingabove his head. The angle of ascension is near the side of Everest, asthe containers begin falling all about him, he slightly swerves hismotorboat with that incredibly powerful outboard engine. You know, theyare putting it on the Orion Spacecraft; what power it has! Yes, thewater is so filled with debris you could walk across it back to thecity. Later, the Rock, revives his daughter about ten minutes aftercardiac arrest due to drowning; hey, now we know who wrote thescreenplay! Yes, young people, Earthquake was bad, I admit it. But see,other than the requisite gear validation scene at AT and T Park, wherethe Rock shows us not only can he steal other peoples' vehicles, flyover thousands of helpless people who might need his freaking help; hehas a psychic ability to detect earthquakes. I don't know, maybe he isconstipated and his bowels are sending messages to his tiny brain? <br><br>The rest of the entire film the giant city of San Francisco seems to beuninhabited as The Rock's daughter takes those poor English people allaround to safety. Where would they be, you know, the people whoseEmpire ruled the world for hundreds of years? They just need someguidance, poor things. As in a series of movies too long for listing,the great power of gender superiority guides her, intuitively, to themoment where she almost perishes for the rest of the dumb asses wholack her genius. Besides the ghost town, what you will notice is theabsence of all the injured, groaning, dying people like in Earthquake.The director was forced to do this because we might get peevish towardsour putative hero if we noticed him blithely flying over sufferingpeople with that empty helicopter of his, that, earlier in thisclassic, can fly perpendicularly. Of course it can! This is the Rock;the laws of physics should 'know their role and shut their hole.' Oneway narcissists deal with others' suffering is simply to erase it fromtheir consciousnesses. Here, the streets are vacant like the theaterswhere this movie was playing at. We do not find the bleeding, impaledand shrapnel filled victims; come on, that is such a downer!<br><br>The Rock is almost laconic the entire movie which is a good thing,trust me. Look, I love Arnie's movies but the directors of the best(The Terminator) had the wisdom to limit his dialog. After the usualsaintly husband enduring his philandering wife moment, whilst sufferingin pure goodness, we get to that irrelevancy: you know, the giantearthquake? The bulk of the movie is the Rock and his wife flying aboveall the chaos with an empty helicopter looking for their offspring. Onthe ground, their daughter is still taking those poor dumb ass Brits tosafety; sometimes, they start to speak up, she shows them howincredibly naughty that is. Please, just 'know your role', herknowledge of geography is equaled only by that of electronics. Want toknow how bad this is? Earthquake has now metamorphosed into amasterpiece after watching this piece of crap. The CGI is so over thetop and paired with empty streets, devoid of casualties, it intensifiesthe absurdity to Monty Python levels. See, I may not be a geologist,but if entire people filled office buildings fall to the ground, Ithink this might hurt quite a few people, just my guess here. I am onlya philosopher, my bad. <br><br>With the exception of the people at the Baseball park, The Rock seemsneither to really notice nor care about those other poor slobs whomight need his help. Hello? Hey, you up there with the freakinghelicopter could you possibly help us we are bleeding down here? See,the city is empty because existentially you are looking through theeyes of puerile narcissists for whom others' suffering and lives simplydo not exist. I found this far more frightening than the movie, believeme. The characterizations are skin deep, the Rock seems in a coma formost of the movie. The effects are phony looking and the aftereffectsutterly lacking in a scintilla of verisimilitude. One Simply AwfulMovie. Q.E.D.