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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Shepherd
George R. Sheffey ...
Dr. William Kincaid
President Fletcher
Natalie Shepherd
Vlado Mihailov ...
Kai Senakoia
Rushi Vidinliev ...
Oskar Valenteen
Assen Blatechki ...
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Executive Officer
Scott Owens ...
Jonas Talkington ...
Stephen Daugherty
Ryan Spike Dauner ...
Nadia Ivanova ...


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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21 January 2006 (USA)  »

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It makes no sense that magma would drip from above into the lava tube. Elsewhere on the same level, they find a magma chamber that is rising. The magma would spread into the tunnels, including the lava tube, before it could get into an area above the lava tube. The lava tube would have been filled with magma before any other magma could break through the ceiling into it. See more »


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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Pretty poor, but it could have been worse
26 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Magma:Volcanic Disaster was an example of a movie that was pretty poor overall, but on the other hand, it could have been a lot worse. What saved it, surprisingly, was the acting. Xander Berkeley gives a very solid lead performance and Amy Jo Johnson is decent too. Because of their performances, their characters manage to be somewhat likable. All the other characters though aren't so fortunate. The cast do do their best, but the characters are poorly written, underdeveloped and I think clichéd too. The script with a lot of cheesy and banal moments is weak, the direction is risible and the sound effects are not that well-incorporated and some feel recycled. What really let Magma:Volcanic Disaster down particularly were the story and effects. I did like the concept to start with, even if it screamed of been here, done that, but the story itself is predictable, sluggishly paced and hampered by subplots that weren't necessary to the development but were there anyway. The effects are pretty amateurish and fake, and they don't do much to add to the atmosphere, which I don't think there's enough of. I also think some tighter editing wouldn't have gone amiss either. Overall, not a complete waste but not something I would see again willingly. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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