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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 ...
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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 team finds an ammonite in the sides of Grímsvötn. This would require risen sea-bed of at least 65 million years, and sedimentary rock. The sides of volcanoes are igneous rock, and Iceland is only 18 million years old. 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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Yawn
26 January 2006 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, this isn't the worst Sci-Fi Channel Original Production that I've seen, but it may just be the most boring. We start with a college professor and a few students going to explore a volcano in Iceland. Of course the volcano erupts, and they barely escape with their lives. Turns out the professor knows some genius who has worked out a theory of how all the world's volcanoes will start erupting, and we see the scenario played out via the usual cheap looking computer generated special effects. Loads and loads of cheap looking computer generated effects. Toss in the stupendously clichéd government bureaucrats who don't take the threat seriously, some utter nonsense about how humans have caused the Earth's core to expand, and a breathtakingly dull subplot concerning the professor's ex wife, and that about wraps it up. Oh wait, I almost forgot the environmentalist speech at the end, where we're supposed to learn from our mistakes...and some other stuff. Sorry, I'm afraid I nodded off there for a minute. I'm sleepy after sitting through this thing.

Overall, you've got a pile of characters we couldn't care less about, a plot that's identical to a dozen other really crappy disaster movies, a script that sometimes sounds as if it was written by someone who wasn't a native English speaker, and there you have it.

These film makers really need to hire a consultant to at least give them enough technical insight into their subject matter so that it doesn't make the average layman laugh at the absurdity of it.

Edit: Kind of funny, I apparently wrote this review on January 26, and here it is February 6, and I can't remember ever having seen this movie.


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