What parents should know about 'San Andreas'

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SHAKEY TOWN — Are you or your kids planning on seeing “San Andreas” this weekend? If so, here’s what you need to know before you head to the theaters.

What’s it about?

When the San Andreas Fault triggers a massive earthquake in California, Ray, a rescue-chopper pilot, is called to action. Amidst the aftermath, Ray not only has to find his wife and daughter, but also find a way to put his damaged family back together.

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamotti, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

What’s in it?

For an action movie, “San Andreas” is surprisingly tame. That is in comparison to recent action films, of course. The movie is rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language. The “F-word” is used only once, but there are definitely a few other curse words sprinkled throughout. And while the movie is free of nudity, there are some scenes of sexuality, and a fair amount of cleavage is shown.

The biggest concern for parents will probably be the intensity of the action. Natural disasters abound, and there are plenty of victims with bloody injuries. These scenes might be too much for younger teens. Currently, OK.com rates “San Andreas” as appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Is it worth it?

Whether you are interested in the science surrounding earthquakes or the size of “The Rock’s” biceps, “San Andreas” makes a decent attempt to reach a wide audience. The movie has received pretty mixed reviews, so it looks like you’ll just have to see for yourself. It might not be a must-see for the whole family, but OK.com rates it to be 71 percent worth your time.

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Okfor ages12+