|Originally posted by barth2k
My problem with this movie was insufficient stupidity. Remember the quake movie a few months back that featured a quake chasing a train? Now *that's* good disaster schlock!
I'm waiting for someone to make a movie or mini series out of Greg Bear's Forge of God. Now THAT's the ultimate disaster flick! Although the total destruction of the earth may be deemed too depressing to be marketable.
What an awesome book. When I finished, I read the ending again. Riveting. No script could do it justice. It's one of those books that can only be read to appreciate, like "Dune".
Anyway, I'm liking this more than 10.5, mainly because it's in great HD, and it's moving along pretty well. I remember in "Asteroid" there was a half hour spent on the "heroes" walking through rubble and yelling names: "Ben! ... "George!!!...Bill???...". This has a gist of a plot, a touch of soap, and significant action. So as a connoisseur of tawdry disaster TV flix, I'm having a good time here.
Note also a semi familiar face from another disaster film - the guy who plays the evil head of Lexar Power was the first to die in "The Core". Right at the beginning, before the title, he was all set to make a small fortune before his pacemaker quit and he hit the glass table with a thud.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to Wednesday. All this and Lost!