I'm not real picky about movies having to be 100% accurate. I don't care if space ships go woooosh in a vacuum. But I would like the movie to have at least a shred of believability. This has none. The visual effects are horrid and don't even remotely resemble what happens in a major quake. Buildings do NOT split up the middle. And the reaction of the people was hilarious. Was this supposed to be a comedy. People on the top floors of office buildings are running down the stairs, while the quake is in progress. If you've ever experienced a 6+ quake, and we have to assume "the big one" would be much worse, you are doing good to stand up, much less walk. Running down stairs would be impossible. Plus, you'd think people in LA would know what to do in a quake. The biggest danger is falling objects. Rule #1 - stay put and get under something heavy if possible. Don't run down the hall yelling "What's happening?" over and over. It's LA. It's called an earth quake. And the guy jumps in his car and tries to drive across the city to get to his girl friend. While the quake is in progress. Really? This movie would have to improve to be bad.