ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – F – Flood (2007) Movie Review

Director: Tony Mitchell

Writer: Justin Bodle, Matthew Cope (Screenplay) Richard Doyle (Novel)

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Martin Ball, Nigel Planner, Poppy Miller

Plot: When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England’s East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.

Tagline – It’s coming straight for us.

Runtime: 1 Hour 51 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Flood starts when a storm hits the British coast, leaving one of the town’s in Scotland underwater, Rob Morrison (Carlyle), Sam Morrison (Gilsig) and Leonard Morrison (Courtenay) all have different theories on what is happening with a tidal surge, needing to put aside their differences before it is too late.

As Deputy Prime Minister Campbell (Suchet) is given the information, he needs to work with his advisors for the best solution to the problems, as the tidal surge is aiming for London next, a surge that could see large potions of the city underwater, causing devastating damage.

Thoughts on Flood

ThoughtsFlood is a big time disaster movie, using something a lot simpler that many of the big blockbusters would, by showing us a tidal surge in an area which would become devastated by the impact, in this case London. This Is one that gets split into two major factors, first the idea that it is coming, showing the government would need to look for a solution to the impending threat. The second half is seeing the different people trying to survive different situations, which each one posing a different threat or challenge to survive, while still maintaining the government needing to find the solution despite the number of lives already lost. We have a large cast, with a few big names, including a small role for Tom Hardy, but Robert Carlyle takes the centre stage in this one, being the biggest name draw and strongest performance. When it comes to the action sequences, we don’t get let down by the flood movements, as we see the waves crash through the streets of London. This is a great disaster movie showing how working together under panic will bring out the best in people.

Final Thoughts Flood is great disaster film, one that shows just how disastrous a flood through London would be.

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