Even though some dubious scenes are behind the San Andreas blockbuster movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, and Carla Gugino, experts have given the thumbs up.
Lucile Jones, who is a science advisor at US Geological Survey, said that the movie is not completely inaccurate. She has seen it and had fun watching it, despite she did not expect to do so.
The trailer of the movie shows seismological principles which are totally inverted, but people do not go to a movie theater to study seismology in any way. Lucile Jones told IBTimes UK.
As long as the public does not think they are on seismology course, the movie is quite enjoyable and fun to watch. Everyone who has seen it went out smiling and everybody there was surprised in a very pleasant way because we all were holding on to the trailer.
The director of the Southern California Earthquake Centre, Thomas H. Jordan said the similar thing to IBTimes UK. He said that it is very easy to be grumpy and negative old scientist and to number constantly the facts that are not quite right for this movie. However, he also mentioned that he enjoyed and had fun watching the movie. The special effects were awesome, and the storyline kept me on my toes till the end, he added.
Earthquake experts from USC said that his advice related to science was disregarded for the most part by the filmmakers.
Thomas Jordan also stated that he gave them a piece of free advice, some of which they acknowledge and some did not, but for the most part they didn’t. The most important thing that was not acknowledged is that the magnitude 9’s are far too big for the movie, and just cannot make such a big tsunami.
Professor’s comments came after the movie’s director Peyton, said in a report which was of course published, that the movie was based on facts of science, which were provided by Professor Thomas Jordan. Professor was called to be a consultant to the movie.
Professor Thomas Jordan told the L.A Times he was not a paid consultant and that he accepted to read the script and to contribute with his advice. He met with the director Payton and the producer a few times, three to be exact. They agreed for Thomas Jordan to consult the movie makers, science-wise. Mr. Jordan was contacted via National Academy of Sciences program which is used for connecting scientists and moviemakers.
The main star of the film, Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, made one step further and spoke on Jimmy Fallon’s show about the whole situation.
The Rock said that they had many recognized world’s seismologists who went over the script many times. They challenged them on numerous occasions, and by the time they stepped aside, they said that everything that was already filmed could have very well happened
Professor Jordan said that he did not agree with what Dwayne Johnson said on the Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon.