A woman recovers from a coma to discover that her husband is dead and that she has acquired trauma-induced Palinopsia - a visual disorder in which the affected person sees a prolonged after-image after the stimulus for that image has gone.
In the minutes, hours and days after Wellington is struck by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, this drama depicts several parallel plotlines of people faced with different dilemmas in their fight for survival.
This is a ridiculous movie. Thankfully, it doesn't take itself too seriously -- or, if it does, it does it so absurdly that it's impossible to tell the difference. Most of the action is just silly, the plot is convoluted, the characters preposterous... what is there to like about this movie?
Well... intentionally or not, it made me smile a lot. I liked the gorgeous Elizabeth Kaitan, regardless of how bland her character was. I liked the always-rowdy Matthias Hues, even though his character's death was shockingly cheap. I liked John Saxon, who is his usual menacing self here. And I really liked laughing at all the silliness and B-movie mistakes. Throw in some Richard Lynch and Michael Berryman and you're bound to have a few good moments along the way.
Take this for what it is; sit back, relax, and laugh at/with it. You won't learn much, but if you like post-apoc B-movies, you should enjoy this one.
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