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Miami Magma (2011)

Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

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Todor Chapkanov

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Declan O'Brien
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Adair Anna Adair ... Reporter #1
Stacey Asaro ... Shauna
Cleavant Derricks ... Ray Miller
Joseph Diaz Joseph Diaz ... Nelson
Miles Doleac ... Butch Sanderson
Brad Dourif ... Jacob Capilla
J.D. Evermore ... Dr. Brad Turner
Griff Furst ... Brandon Rice
Lo Graham ... Student / Tennis Player (as Lauren Graham)
Rachel Hunter ... Antoinette Vitrini
Mayra Leal ... Becky
Lawrence LeJohn Lawrence LeJohn ... Colonel Anderson
Hector Machado ... Mayor Alvarez
Bryan Massey ... Police Chief Michaels
Wallace Merck ... Board Member
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Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Volcano See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

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Bullet Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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This movie certainly puts meaning to the word "disaster" in the natural disaster movie genre...
17 September 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"World on Fire" as the DVD is titled when purchased from Amazon, or "Miami Magma" as titled here on IMDb is definitely one of the more boring and uneventful of natural disaster movies that I have seen. It even makes "Dante's Peak" seem like a masterpiece.

The story is about an underground volcano that threaten Miami, and it is up to two scientists to save the city and avert a catastrophe.

Of course it is, every single disaster movie follows this exact same script and mold down to the core - no pun intended. However, "World on Fire" just never made it out of the trench to so speak. The plot and storyline was as predictable as they come, and even for a natural disaster movie it was painstakingly predictable to the point where even a blind man would see it coming.

Throughout the entire movie there is but a handful of oddly placed localized incidents involving magma or superheated steam. There was surprisingly little magma in the movie, which really was a disappointing lack of things for the movie, and it worked as an anchor around the movie, dragging it down severely in its enjoyment. And also throughout the entire movie there is not a single moment where you feel that the entire city of Miami was in any danger at all. And then it just ended - with the scientists saving the day of course.

As for the acting in the movie, well it wasn't Oscar nominated material, let me just put it like that. I was mildly thrilled to see Brad Dourif's name on the cast list, but it was a short lived thrill and not even he could muster to lift up this movie.

And don't get suckered in by the fancy DVD cover the way that I did. It promises a massive volcano erupting over a metropolis on fire, and for some reason there are celestial bodies on the sky also erupting with fire. But nothing, and I cannot stretch the word nothing enough here, even remotely like the DVD cover is to be found anywhere in the entire movie. It was just false advertising and luring with hopes of a massive natural disaster movie, that just turned out to be a fluke and nothing more than a fizzling lit match.

If you enjoy natural disaster movies, then know that there are far, far better movies available on the market, and "World on Fire" is hardly worth the effort of spending 97 minutes on. "World on Fire"? Nah, more like "Nothing on Fire".


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