Tag Archives: Disaster Movies

Deepwater Horizon

WHEN FACED WITH OUR DARKEST HOUR, HOPE IS NOT A TACTIC. In 2010, Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his crew end up fighting for their lives when an explosion blows through the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, stationed in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on a New York Times article that chronicled the oil rig’s final … Continue reading Deepwater Horizon

Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens

Five years after the events in the last film, new technology uses radio waves to defuse tornados, but Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) learns during a visit to Las Vegas that it’s no guarantee against sharknados. This third sequel looks and feels like something that would come years after a phenomenon ended. Jumps from city to … Continue reading Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens

Titanic: A Wreck Comes Alive

NOTHING ON EARTH COULD COME BETWEEN THEM.  Twentieth Century Fox wasn’t sure about letting James Cameron make an epic movie about the 1912 sinking of Titanic – especially since the director wanted it to be a romance. In other words, there would be no box-office-friendly terminators or aliens on this voyage. Fox eventually agreed to … Continue reading Titanic: A Wreck Comes Alive

San Andreas

WHERE WILL YOU BE? WHO WILL YOU BE WITH? When a series of devastating earthquakes hits California, LAFD rescue pilot Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson) team up with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to track down their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) in San Francisco. The star and the director of Journey 2 (2012) reunited for another boisterous 3D … Continue reading San Andreas

Sharknado 2: The Second One

SHARK HAPPENS! Fin and April (Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) are headed to New York City after surviving the sharknado in L.A., but a new storm is brewing outside the Big Apple. Considering the nature of this particular pop-culture phenomenon, a review feels superfluous. People watch this because everything in it is supposed to suck – … Continue reading Sharknado 2: The Second One

Independence Day

EARTH. TAKE A GOOD LOOK. IT COULD BE YOUR LAST. An inflated and patriotic throwback to those grand space movies and disaster flicks of the 1950s and ‘70s, this story, where Earth is attacked by huge space ships and must retaliate, could be described as the ultimate invasion matinee. Stirring in the beginning, with special … Continue reading Independence Day

Godzilla

15 years after the death of his mother in a mysterious accident at a nuclear power plant in Japan, bomb technician Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is told by his father (Bryan Cranston) that he expects a similar disaster to occur again. 60 years after the original Godzilla comes this 3D take that boasts just as … Continue reading Godzilla