Showing posts with label Rescue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rescue. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Colton Haynes (May 29th 2015 USA)

California is a beautiful and exciting state to live in after one’s acknowledgment of the possible dangers of earthquakes, mudslides and fires. Therefore, this movie will epitomize the worst case scenario that might be in the future; but we hope not.

Ray (Dwayne Johnson) a rescuer helicopter pilot for Los Angeles Fire Department. His agenda allows for emergencies, but not a gigantic earthquake like this one in life. Remember the saying---truth is stranger than fiction---well I say life experiences are worse than fiction in some cases.

The earth cracked on the west coast and the ripple effect collapsed buildings, bridges, and roadways, like a giant stepping on ants--- disintegrating them into rubble. Scientists do not know what is coming next---it could be a tsunami higher than any recorded since civilization.

There is now a large crack in the earth very deep; and since many miles of lateral movement could occur along the San Andreas Fault it will pulsate to the east coast, and then what will happen is anyone’s guess.

Fear flashed is in Ray’s eyes as he barely makes it in time to save his wife Emma (Carla Gugino) as he watched tall buildings crumbled around her. His hand reached hers to hold tightly as he lifted her into the helicopter. Ray’s helicopter clears the area seconds before a tumbling building crushed them.

Safe, thankful, and exhausted Ray and Emma will cautiously leave on their journey to find their daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) in San Francisco.

The aftermath shows devastation, death, and grief-stricken people searching for their loved ones in the piles of burning ruins of what once stood tall and proud architectural skyscrapers. Building that stood for many decades now piles of trash waiting for removal by earth-movers to the dump.

On they traveled looking for their daughter. What will they find if they can get to San Francisco? Will the family be joined together again; only to die together trying to make it to safety?

We will see on May 29th of this year when the movie premieres. Will you be in line to see this action, adventure movie when a rescue pilot and his helicopter survived an earthquake; what will happen next?
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart in---Olympus Has Fallen

It is snowing in Camp David and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Echhart), the First Lady (Ashley Judd doing a cameo) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen) are all dressed in formal attire. Because they are ready to leave for a party at a Billionaire’s home. The president’s secret service guards are ready to lead and follow in their cars. The leader of President Asher’s guard is Mike Banning, he and the president are very close as friends as well as employee and boss. And the Asher’s son Connor loves Mike and follows him around like a shadow.

The snow and winds are strong as the five black SUV’s leave Camp David. Connor asked to ride with Mike and two other secret service guards. When the vehicles crossed over the bridge something large hit the lead SUV with a force so great it spun out-of-control, then went over the bridge making the other cars stop short and the President’s vehicle crashed the bridge railing was hanging half-way off the bridge.

Mike tried to get the President and the First Lady out while three other men were holding the back of the vehicle. The vehicle was so heavy they did their best to hold it steady and upright. Mike worked fast in getting the seatbelt cut off of the president, and then he would get the first lady’s---but luck was not on their side---this winter blizzard night. The men holding the vehicle screamed it is going as Mike pulled the president out---the car went over the ledge with the first lady and the two men up front. Mike was devastated he could not breathe or shout any orders---all he could do was look at Connor. One could tell a part of him died that night, because he loved the entire family and now one was gone and he blamed himself.

Eighteen months later Mike Banning has a desk job in the Treasury Department and he is bored to death with it. He still has issues that haunts his memory about that fatal night, and concerned about Connor and the President. And, this morning after a brief conversation with his wife Leah (Radha Mitchell) he apologized for not attending a July 4th Barbecue with her.

Mike meets Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for coffee this morning on July 5th and some of his previous secret service agents stopped by their table to shake hands. After they departed Mike tells her---he wants back in and Director Lynn Jacobs said you know Mike everybody know you did the right things, no one blames you---it is just seeing you every day would remind the president of the tragedy. Connor misses his mom and he misses his buddy.

During the morning at work one could tell that Mike was thinking about Conner, the little boy he loved and taught him about every tunnel and hiding place in the White House. Conner learned fast and Mike filled his memory bank with every tidbit that could and might save his life one day.

His boring day continued until he heard the alarm call and looked out the his window to see smoke and an aircraft flying low and shooting at people in the streets and visitors to Washington DC. Then Mike Banning jumped into action and to help wherever he could.

This movie is an action, thriller and will keep your eyes glued to the screen. I just got my DVD from Amazon and I have watched it three (3) times already---it is just that good. I cannot tell everything or about everyone that was impressive in this review as it would go on forever.

Mike meets the enemy with Special Forces skills and a death-wish determination for the ones who has invaded his White House and the people he loves, the president and Connor. Olympus is the secret service code word for the White House.

I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did ---and still do, because some of my favorite people are in it. To name a few: Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Cole Hauser and Angela Bassett are some if my favorites. And, I was very impressed with Melissa Leo who played the role of Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan.

Buy it and watch it when your heart desires---you will always find something new each you watch it.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Proof of Life with Meg Ryan & Russell Crowe

Meg Ryan plays Alice Bowman who is world-traveled and shrewd. Her shrewd skills keeps the determined Alice focus as she tried to help her husband, Peter Bowman who has been kidnapper by South American guerrillas.

Russell Crow plays Terry Thorne the professional negotiator hired by Alice to bargain with the guerrillas. Soon Terry realized he is falling in love with Alice, all the while negotiating for her husband's release.

                                                                                                          David Morse play Peter Bowman who is an engineer hired by a company that soon becomes uninsured, and can no longer employ Terry Thorne to help secure Peter's release.

However, the guerrillas are asking for millions for his life. Peter is abused and treated inhumanly by his kidnappers, but he is a strong, gritty and intelligent man, who loves his wife very much. And he is trying to stay alive to see her again.

Pamela Reed played Janis Goodman, Peter's sister, who is petrified that she will never see her brother again. But she flies over from America to help her sister-in-law Alice.

David Caruso plays Dino, Terry's friend who is skilled as a professional negotiator, also. He is aware of the chemistry happening between Alice and Terry, just by being around them.

This is a suspenseful and romantically charged movie, just writing about it makes me want to watch my DVD of Proof of Life again.

Proof of Life was make in 2000, and filmed in:
Biedrusko, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland, Ecuador, Lloyd's Building, Lime Street, Broadgate, London, England, UK, , Quito, Ecuador.

© BEPH  2012