Writer: Regina Luvitt, Phillip J Roth (Screenplay)
Starring: Claire Forlani, Jamie Bamber, Riley Jackson, Isaac Rouse, Nigel Barber, Atana Srebrev
Plot: Disaster hits when two teenagers are caught in a fire on the 20th floor of a skyscraper. Their parents are on the 60th. Will they survive the flames?
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Boring Throughout
Story: Crystal Inferno starts as we see how a shady businessman Lucas Beaumont (Barber) will look to cut costs in his latest skyscraper at any cost. His latest target to corrupt is Brianna (Forlani) who already is in a difficult marriage to Tom (Bamber) and sets up a fake affair to get her out of the business dealings.
When the divorce starts going through, Anne (Jackson) and Ben (Rouse) the children learn the photos are fake they head to save the marriage in the very building Brianna was meant to be inspecting, when disaster strikes as a fire breaks out and the parents must figure out how to save their children.
Thoughts on Crystal Inferno
Characters – Brianna is a structural engineer that has been framed with an affair to keep her quiet from exposing the cost-cutting on the latest building. She is trying to save her marriage, but once the fire breaks out it will be her skills that come in handy to save their children trapped in the fire. Tom is the husband that has been feeling distant from his wife and the photos sent to him give him means to be. He must however trust Brianna to save their children while he seeks more help. We have the two kids too that are trying to prevent the divorce after discovering the truth about the photos, they need rescuing, that is their job here.
Performances – The performances are not the best, the supporting cast are at the awful level of being lost more than anything in most scenes. As for the leads, Claire Forlani, what the happened to her, remember she used to be one of the hottest properties in the business, reduced to this and not giving us any belief things could get better for her. The rest of the family just don’t get the moment to shine in the film.
Story – The story here follows a family torn apart in their real life, that gets bought back together after getting captured in a skyscraper fire, we do have one twist in the parental figure that needs to prove their love with it being the wife that may have done wrong. The rescue attempt happens without anything being anything overly memorable and you will forget anything about the story quickly.
Action/Adventure – The action is weak for a disaster styled film which only seems to have the one explosion and not much on the case of near misses or edge of your seat action.
Settings – The film is set in the skyscraper, but apart from the lift shaft you would barely remember it was set in one.
Special Effects – The effects are weak too when anything is out of place.
Final Thoughts – This is a boring action movie which just never gets going, never gives us characters we care about and just becomes terrible.