Tag Archives: Disaster

Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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Deep Impact - * * 1/2*

The first of the dueling disaster pics has hit! Deep Impact has beat its competitor, Armageddon, by nearly two months. Gunning to be the more thoughtful of the two, Deep Impact does manage to deliver a few thrills, but it … Continue reading

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Godzilla - * 1/2*

Call him Godzilla, The Reluctant Lizard. The makers of Independence Day have applied their unique sensibilities to reinventing everyone’s favorite big, green, city-stomping reptile. You don’t really expect much in the way of plot and/or character development, do you? Good. … Continue reading

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Hard Rain - * * 1/2*

After stalling for nearly a year, Hard Rain finally makes it to the box office. Previously titled The Flood, the filmmakers quickly renamed it after the deluge of disaster pics, so as not to have it drown in the public’s … Continue reading

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Titanic - * * * *

James Cameron unveils the most expensive movie ever made, and it is an absolutely brilliant piece of work. The movie opens in present day, and the story of the Titanic is told in flashback. The film starts with a treasure … Continue reading

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Volcano - * 1/2*

A ridiculous script and mediocre special effects mar this ludicrous disaster pic. Mick Jackson’s film covers several storylines, alternating between them in short staccato bursts. The overall premise is that an earthquake opens a volcanic fissure under Los Angeles, causing … Continue reading

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Daylight - * 1/2*

Daylight is a rather routine disaster flick, providing no surprises. Sylvester Stallone stars as Kit Latura, a former Chief of the Emergency Medical Service in New York. A few years ago, he made a poor decision that cost several of … Continue reading

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