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Collision Earth (2011)

When the sun converts to a magnetar for a short time, the planet Mercury is thrown out of orbit and set on a collision course for Earth. It's up to a disgraced scientist to save our planet.

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Paul Ziller

Writer:

Ryan Landels
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Acevedo ... Dr. James Preston
Diane Farr ... Victoria Preston
Chad Krowchuk ... Christopher Weaver
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Brooke Adamson
Adam Greydon Reid ... Matthew Keyes
Andrew Airlie ... Edward Rex
David Lewis ... Marshall Donnington
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Jennifer Kelly
Kevan Ohtsji ... Lee Tahon
Holly Elissa ... Michelle (as Holly E. Dignard)
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Dan Farmington
Juan Riedinger ... Carjacker
Chris Shields ... Liaison Officer
Marc Baur Marc Baur ... Guard
Dean Redman ... Soldier #1
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When the sun converts to a magnetar for a short time, the planet Mercury is thrown out of orbit (along with a spaceship exploring it) and set on a collision course for Earth. Can a disgraced scientist manage to use his failed weapon system, Project 7, to save our planet? Written by Randall Landers

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Rated PG for action and peril, mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Solar flares travel at close to the speed of light, (a fraction slower), but would still take 3 minutes to reach Mercury from the Sun. They declared "20 seconds until landing" then the flare started then hit them. See more »

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Referenced in End of the World (2013) See more »

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Disgraced scientist, "Seattle" devastated...must be a SyFy movie!
3 May 2015 | by mcguin71See all my reviews

Because its a made for TV movie on a much smaller budget than the usual Hollywood fare I always try to look for the small positives than pick out the disappointing negatives...but this was a difficult one to judge.

The plot is pretty thin and most definitely not based on any science or engineering that comes close to real world truths. At best it can be described as 'fanciful', though its often closer to ludicrous as Mercury somehow gets forced out its orbit on a collision course with earth - a variation on the old asteroid theme I suppose so nice to think the writers at least tried even if the final result was less than perfect.

What didn't ring so well was the old cliché of the disgraced/renegade scientist being the anti-hero of the plot. Even the squeezing in of his Astronaut wife who by pure coincidence is on a spaceship journeying to the doomed Mercury isn't enough to distract from this oldest and most annoying of SyFy/Disaster characters.

Talking of the actors its a fair lineup of B/TV-stars but even this isn't enough to save them from over/underacting and the terrible screenplay and script. As the primary lead Kirk Acevedo ensures that the term Wooden Expression will continue in acting circles, whilst Dianne Farr as his Astronaut wife is entirely wasted in ridiculous space drama segments.

After the space drama the more earth based effects of the floating/falling cars are absolutely laughable and definitely second rate CGI, especially when it appears nothing else is magnetic in 'Seattle' it seems.

This was pretty poor even considering the less than good competition. It wasn't so much a major point of failure that affects the rating but rather a massive dose of boredom as I completely failed to get excited by what was altogether a rather by-the-numbers movie. .... +A different premise +Decent cast (but wasted!) -Bored and wooden acting -Poor effects -Very,very Clichéd

So that's 2+, 3-

Watchable, laughable, forgettable -4/10


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Release Date:

26 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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