Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Peter Benson, Kendall Cross, David Cubitt, Kaley Cuoco, Kim Delaney
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Disaster Strikes the United States when an earthquake of epic proportions hits the Pacific Northwest causing the West Coast to separate form the rest of the continent and there is only one man who can save it and 50 Milli... more »
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Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 03/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone liking disaster movies will enjoy this one also. There are several elements that are not geologically correct, so if that will bother you, keep that in mind. I liked the cast. Kim Delaney and Beau Bridges were the best part of the movie!
Enjoyable Disaster FIlm
Jim Jr | Buffalo, NY United States | 02/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Is this a great film - no, is it enjoyable - yes. The only thing this film asks is that the viewer has an enjoyable time. The producers are not trying to teach lessons about actual earthquakes - so what if a 10.5 is impossible on the Richter scale. What it indicates is that this was a horrible earthquake. So what if the survival camp was set up on a fault line. How many people actually know where fault lines are. There is supposed to be one in my general area in New York State, but none of the general public knows where it is.
Forget all the technical stuff and just sit back and enjoy the film. Laugh at the less than perfect effects and say to yourself that you could do better with your own camcorder in the back yard.
It is almost impossible to be serious about all the disaster films so simply have fun with this one."
Standard TV disaster drama, great special effects
A. Burchfield | Conway, Missouri USA | 01/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I remember at the time that real earthquake scientists didn't know whether to laugh or cry when this one came out. I thought it did OK for a TV disaster drama with the usual divorced parents and their difficulties (except in this case Mom is governor of the state), the brilliant young scientist with the radical, but correct, theory about the quakes- and the tough boss who doesn't believe at first but comes to his senses and ultimately saves the day.
I think the idea of deep faults has now been proven (the writers did say they did their research on the internet)but that idea of fusing them with nuclear blasts doesn't work for me, especially when done at depths of only a few hundred feet. I'd think that trying to fuse something like that would only make it worse either by REALLY cutting things loose or actually fusing and letting pressures build up even more.
What sap would put an evacuee camp on a faultline as they did in this movie?, that was actually the dumbest thing in the whole thing.
The FX were generally good although the quicksand that John Schneider got caught up in looked fake and the breakup of the Golden Gate Bridge did have a model look to it."
10.5 Special Effects Swarm
John C. Driver | 08/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although the possibility of a 10.5 earthquake is minimal,and would be far more damaging that shown in the movie, this turned out to be an enjoyable piece of work. A fast moving plot from the word go, it has all the elements of a top rate disaster film. The special effects and character casting are on par with Earthquake, one of the first disaster movie of this scale. Mr, Bridges, like Mr. Heston, were by far the best choice of many fine actors and in my opinion could be the only choice for these parts.
From a scientific point however, a 10.5 quake would have devistating effects felt from the west to the east coast with far more personal tragic outcomes than were portayed.
Overall, a very good movie for those who like a fast mover.