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Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Xander Berkeley ... Peter Shepherd
Amy Jo Johnson ... Brianna Chapman
David O'Donnell ... C.J.
George R. Sheffey George R. Sheffey ... Dr. William Kincaid
Michael Durrell ... President Fletcher
Reiko Aylesworth ... Natalie Shepherd
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Kai Senakoia
Ruscen Vidinliev ... Jacques (as Rushi Vidinliev)
Valentin Ganev ... Oskar Valenteen
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Holloway
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Executive Officer
Scott Owens Scott Owens ... Harv
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... Stephen Daugherty
Ryan Spike Dauner Ryan Spike Dauner ... O'Neil
Nadia Ivanova Nadia Ivanova ... Girl


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) 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!
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Disaster movie that was running low of destruction...
10 April 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For a disaster movie, then it wasn't too shabby. But for entertainment, then "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" didn't fully live up to other movies of the same genre.

The story in "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" is pretty much as in most other disaster movies. A series of cataclysmic events, in this case; volcanic eruptions, are threatening our relatively peaceful planet. And of course, a scientist predicts this, but no one listens - not before it is almost too late, anyway. And of course now, it is up to a very small group of people to stop the coming of the end of days. Yes, there you go, end of the story summary. Sounds like something you've seen in other movies before this one? You got it!

The effects in "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" were actually decent enough. Though there are other disaster movies available out there with far better effects. That being said, then it should be noted that the effects in this movie are not bad, and there are disaster movies out there with far worse effects.

A fairly decent group of actors and actresses are on the list in this movie. Though the movie was carried almost exclusively by Xander Berkeley (playing Peter Shepherd).

Now, "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" is a movie without any real roller-coaster effects of thrills and suspense. It is a pretty flat ride from start to end. Sure, there are a couple of scenes that could come off as dramatic, but they were far apart and were just there to keep you interested. The movie could have used more destruction and mayhem from Mother Earth's side, but that was not to be.

Having sat through this movie, I can honestly say that it wasn't a super great movie, nor was it a horribly bad movie. However, it is not a disaster movie that I will be returning to for a second watching, it just doesn't have that much value in it. Especially because the story wants you to buy into these volcanic eruptions will result in the end of humanity and the world, if they are not hindered, but the movie never builds up the feeling of the end of the world is at hand.

If you like disaster movies, then give "Magma: Volcanic Disaster" a chance. It might not be the best of movies, but it is a good attempt at the genre.

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