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Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006)

PG-13 | | Action | TV Movie 21 January 2006
When a volcano expert becomes convinced that a cataclysmic natural disaster is about to unfold, a volcanologist Professor John Shepherd and his graduate students believes that recent ... See full summary »

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Peter Shepherd
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C.J.
George R. Sheffey ...
Dr. William Kincaid
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President Fletcher
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Natalie Shepherd
Vlado Mihailov ...
Kai Senakoia
Rushi Vidinliev ...
Jacques
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Oskar Valenteen
Assen Blatechki ...
Holloway
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Executive Officer
Scott Owens ...
Harv
Jonas Talkington ...
Stephen Daugherty
Ryan Spike Dauner ...
O'Neil
Nadia Ivanova ...
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When a volcano expert becomes convinced that a cataclysmic natural disaster is about to unfold, a volcanologist Professor John Shepherd and his graduate students believes that recent unexplainable volcanic activity as all of the volcanoes in the world are going to erupt and kill every living thing on the planet! They try to convince the government that their theory is true not a joke while also trying to figure out how to stop it before time runs out! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Peter Shepard knows a catastrophe is coming. Unfortunately for us, no one believes him.

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Rated PG-13 for disaster violence and peril, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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The submarine Kai is on is the U.S.S. Reprisal. All modern U.S. nuclear submarines are named for U.S. cities, states, or important people in U.S. naval history. See more »

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Brianna Chapman: [to Dr. Kincaid] Look, Professor Plagiarism, you had your chance! Now, whether you want to admit it or not, we are running pretty low on options! So, if you have some brilliant idea, I'm sure we'd all love to hear it!
[Kincaid remains silent]
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As seen on UniMás, "Magma" is a typical disaster flick w/ excessive CGI.
1 February 2013 | by (Bakersfield, California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

I'm beginning to curse UniMás (formerly TeleFutura) as well as SyFy for such awful films like "Magma: Volcanic Disaster." But UniMás could be doing me a favor in dissuading me from cable, since Syfy also shows reality programming alongside bad TV movies. This movie uses CGI perhaps to emphasize it's a 90s/00s film as opposed to black-and- white or 70s/80s disaster films better enjoyed on "Mystery Science Theater 3000." (As a MSTie I couldn't help but think of "Lost Continent" of which shaking the camera was essential to the cinematography.) But I must also point out the computer graphics were rather excessive. How humorous when the magna's victims died just by covering 'em! Not only that, but the submarines & even some infernos were computer- generated. Talk about lazy or low-budget filmmaking when you can't show real pyrotechnics or marine footage or perhaps a bigger make-up department to portray burn victims. Of course, "Magma" follows the template of disaster cinema: natural disasters get outta control. Experts exclaim the sky is falling. The government scoffs. But once we see more CGI carnage, they suggest nuclear warfare. It works. The end. The only recognizable name was Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). She looks like Jennifer Garner or Hilary Swank, so she'll come in handy after the last two laugh & hang up upon being approached to do "Magma." (Incidentally did Garner do the same when she did "Arthur"?) & of course there was the subplot of the lead scientist hoping to reconcile w/ his park ranger wife. In the times I had to watch those parts when I wasn't playing the Wii U or tweeting, I was hoping Xander would schtup the Pink Power Ranger. Yeah, I learned Johnson's character was into some other dude but she sure shared a lotta screen time w/ the lead scientist. In conclusion, "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" was good background entertainment, something to have on the TV while doing other stuff.


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