Geologists in the movies are nothing like the real thing. For example, in a volcanic eruption, or major earthquake, no geologist is going to give a rat's ass about rescuing a dog even if it does belong to the romantic interest's children. He or she will be far more concerned about the mineralogy of the ash falling from the sky, or the viscosity of the lava flow and its movement across the substrate (which may or may not include a village).
There is a considerable, and still growing body of scientific literature that suggests that geologists are in fact the world's first alcohol-based life form.
Which professor is it who takes a bottle of wine into the field?
Q: How was the geologists party?
A: Wild, everyone was off their faces.