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The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

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After a disastrous nuclear accident, scientists discover the earth's tectonic plates are shifting and creating immense pressure that will destroy the earth in a fiery global eruption, and it's up to a few top scientists to find a way to stop it! Written by Yocke

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La Terre est en péril... (Earth is in peril...)


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
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Arctic explorer 2: How much further?
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Arctic explorer 2: What the hell is that?
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Arctic explorer 2: Is that what you were expecting?
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A CUT ABOVE B
21 November 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews



Sure, this zero budget Armaggeddon wannabe isn't breaking the slightest bit of new ground, but they sure do make every buck count. Funny part is, it actually WORKS! in large part to the acting and directing. And thats ONLY if you forget the over the top disaster plot (the Earth's plates are moving and can only be stopped by setting off a nuke in LA) Still, there was an honest attempt at making us care for the people in this story by way of two father/daughter plotlines and the movie has some really exciting action sequences to boot. it was nice to see Mark Dacascos doing something other than kicking ass and actually getting to act. Rutger Hauer adds his usual presence and John Rhys Davies was fun to watch as the scientist with a plan. this is one of those movies where you either go with the plot or don't. Despite the obvious low budget, there were some great visuals and the pacing was well done. Music was also great (very Hans Zimmer-like).

in all, you could do a lot worse from the action aisle of Blockbuster.

Recommend only for those who love B movies that truly aspire to more.


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