Real-Life Seismologist Live-Tweets The “San Andreas” Premiere

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You know what’s awesome? Cheesy, over-the-top disaster movies. Know what’s even better? Having an actual scientist in the audience telling everyone, point-by-point, exactly how cheesy and over-the-top the movie is. USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones attended the San Andreas premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday night, and her tweets during the movie were priceless.

If you’ve managed to miss the wall-to-wall advertising lately, San Andreas is a film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in which a major earthquake hits the San Andreas Fault and destroys most of California. Johnson’s character searches madly for his lost daughter while skyscrapers topple like trees, Santa Monica slides into the ocean and a massive tsunami takes out the Golden Gate Bridge.

Dr. Jones showed her credentials right from the start, pointing out the exaggerated science and outlandish special effects.


However, it sounds like San Andreas does get a few details sort of right:


In the end, Dr. Jones decided that the movie could at least persuade people to come up with a plan of action in the event of a real, scientifically-feasible quake.

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