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ABC Film Challenge – Action Movies – E – Earthtastrophe (2016)

Director: Nick Lyon

Writer: Ashley O’Neil (Screenplay)

Starring: Andrew J Katers, Alexa Mansour, Tonya Kay, Evan Sloan, Detra Hicks, Kelcey Watson

 

Plot: In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it’s gone. Then, a second flash. And that’s the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it’s not post- apocalyptic; it’s apocalyptic as Earth has been sucked through a wormhole, literally ripping our planet from the inside out. With bizarre disasters and civilization collapsing, our heroes must find a way to survive and get to “safe ground” before it’s too late.


Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Enjoyable Over the Top Disaster Flick

 

Story: Earthtastrophe starts as Colin (Katers) is about to secure a deal of a lifetime, his party is underway, but an unexpected disaster hits destroying the Moon and sucking Earth through a wormhole to a new galaxy. 11 months later Colin has still not gained his memory having just photos to help fill in the blanks, the world itself is a death zone with weather conditions that are beyond deadly. Colin must try to get around this world to find his family with the help of fellow survivors Zoey (Mansour) and Nadia (Kay).

 

Thoughts on Earthtastrophe

 

Characters – Colin is our main character in this story, he is a high-profile CEO whose world gets sucked into a wormhole along with the Earth and other survivors, he has lost his memory and is trying to put the pieces together on his life before the event as he looks for answers. Zoey and Nadia are two fellow survivors that help Colin find the answers as they survive in the wasteland.

PerformancesThis is low budget so I am not expecting the best of the best performances, Andrew J Katers is good in the leading role while the rest of the cast are good even if they can look out of place when not delivering lines.

StoryThe story plays into the big disaster movie types and mixes it with science, time travel and multiple dimensions. This is a movie that has way too much going on to give any of it too much sense, but this also plays into how fun this is to watch. If a genius scientist saw this story they would probably have a break down, but since when did we need a story to make sense, we do have a warning in the final outcome of the story too.

Action/Sci-FiThe action is CGI like explosions which work for the film and they have moments of sci-fi to make the unusual weather condition people don’t see.

SettingsThe settings are generic apocalyptic locations where we see destroyed buildings after the event.

Special EffectsThe effects are low budget, this is fine for us because we don’t need anything overly impressive as we know this is a sci-fi channel movie.


Scene of the Movie –
The mist clouds of doom.

That Moment That Annoyed Me It does have too much going on.

Final ThoughtsThis is an extremely watchable sci-fi action movie, if you don’t take it too seriously you will find yourself enjoying this one.

 

Overall: ABC Sci-fi Action movie.

Rating

 

 

Opinion Battles Year 4 Round 5 – Worst Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Opinion Battles Year 4 Round 5

Worst Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Avengers Infinity War has smashed onto the big screen, bringing all the work together from the years of the films, we have looked at the best before, but now lets look at the worst movie from this universe.

Next Round – Biggest Acting Oscar Snub – Closing Date Friday 1st June 2018

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Ant-Man

This is my pick because I wasn’t a fan of the character, I also didn’t enjoy the movie and it is the only one I haven’t returned to re-watch of the films in the MCU.

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Ironman 2

Boring and pointless is how I felt about Iron Man 2. It was a drag to watch mostly because it felt like nothing much fitted together. Its forgettable and formulaic and perhaps one of the worst parts was because Iron Man was so outstanding and brought such a bombastic character with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man that its sequel just seemed like a disappointment. Sometimes, whats worse than a bad movie is a disappointing one and its why this one is the worst MCU movie.

Cinema Parrot Disco

The Incredible Hulk

Hmm. I’m going to go with The Incredible Hulk. Why? Because it’s the only one I haven’t seen. At least, I don’t THINK I saw it. I think I saw “the other Hulk movie”. And I get them confused. And I don’t care. I prefer watching Thor. Shirtless. 🙂 

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Thor 2: The Dark World

DUDE, it’s another big death cloud. Until, like, 2 months ago, I didn’t even like Thor too much, so, to have him in a movie as generic and boring as this, is just another thing Ragnarok had to overcome.

 

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Captain America: The First Avenger

Now I haven’t seen all the MCU movies. Not even close! I haven’t even seen Iron Man for god’s sake, so this was quite a tough round for me. Mainly because I’m basing my answer entirely on the handful I HAVE seen – and to be honest I didn’t dislike any of them really, they’re just not massively my cup of tea. That’s all.

 

So anyway, the reason I’m choosing Captain America as my least favourite MCU Film is because the character/hero ‘Captain America’ is basically – a little bit annoying sometimes. He’s like, too much of a goody-two-shoes. Do you know what I mean? Another slight reason to nominate this film is the brutal fact that I have seen it, yet can barely remember it – and how I wouldn’t ever want to watch it again.

 

Gill – Realweegiemidget Reviews

Doctor Strange

 

Least favourite Marvel Movie..Has to be Dr Strange,, I just got superbored by Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton…. but then they both are on my list of actors and actresses to avoid where possible as (no offence guys) they freak me out. And both of the in a Marvel movie is just wrong, but to have his love interest in Rachel McAdams, who I loved in About Time and Morning Glory (but not in the Notebook) is really wrong. Dont ask me what the films about as tbh, I got superbored and switched off. The worst bit of it all was they put lovely Chris Hemsworth in the after credits scene which is wrong on all levels being a bit of a fan of this particular Norse God actor. So I’m superglad I saw it on DVD, and my husband told me of Hemsworth’s scenes so when I screamed “no more Cumberbatch…” we zoomed to the after credits and hey presto.. one happy me, call it the Helmsworth effect..

Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews

Ironman 2

 

Asking me what is my least favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is like asking me what my least favorite Legend of Zelda game is: I like them all, just some more than others. There isn’t any film in the MCU that I don’t like, just some are more enjoyable than others. That is the case for Iron Man 2. It did a decent job of balancing Tony Stark and his journey, as well as setting up SHIELD and laying the path towards the first Avengers film, but it gets too bloated. I know that’s a harsh statement considering all the characters the Avengers films have had to balance. However, the story to me isn’t as compelling as those films or even Iron Man 3. And after having Iron Monger as the villain in Iron Man, the last thing I wanted to see was another armor-based villain. Iron Man 2 isn’t bad, it just isn’t great either.

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Ironman 2

From the first time I watched it, I knew that it was the weakest of the series. The story is kind of boring and the whole middle section with Tony being drunk and despondent all the time was a little annoying. And he discovers a whole new element in the most convoluted way!

Plus, this film has one of the weakest MCU villains, not helped by the major disagreements between Mickey Rourke and the studio.

But at least Black Widow makes her first appearance, so that’s cool.

 

 

Rob – Movie Rob

Thor

The weakest film of the MCU that just doesn’t work well enough. The origin story of Thor is fine yet parts of the storyline feel too “tacked on”. The fact that it is a small chapter in a greater Universe of stories helps a bit, but as a stand alone, this just isn’t up to par and feels too average. Thankfully, the storyline gets better as the future films progress, but this is not a very good starting point. Apparently the story of Thor needed time to gain enough momentum over the period of 6 years in order to finally get great.

John – Johnrieber.com

The Incredible Hulk

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a great job introducing each character in their unique world, but there is one that stands out for all the wrong reasons:  

 

The Incredible Hulk.”

 

Edward Norton was the wrong choice to play Bruce Banner.  Norton was the wrong choice to be in a film that needed to stay focused on the mythology of the character and the Marvel world.

 

Did you ever see the “behind-the-scenes” shot of Norton trying to make changes to the film in the edit bay?

The internet is filled with stories of on-set and post production fights between Norton and the Marvel team.  He has a reputation for being difficult to work with, and to me, Marvel has a singular vision for its world that won’t work with this type of personality involved.  His attitude and demeanor, both onscreen and off, makes it difficult to watch this one.

 

Bring on Mark Ruffalo!

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

The Incredible Hulk

This round wasn’t a terribly hard one to pick. The worst Marvel movie is the one that has had the least impact on the MCU: The Incredible Hulk. Now, it’s not a bad movie altogether, but it pales next to Marvel’s many successes since. Edward Norton is a rather forgettable Bruce Banner, as is Liv Tyler as his love interest, and except for William Hurt, no element of this film has been seen in the franchise since. Its sequel hints were long ago dropped, and the big climax becomes wearisome with all the repetitive smashing. I’m making it sound worse than it is, but it’s definitely the weakest MCU movie to date