Friday, November 27, 2009


Released: 2009
Reviewed: 11.22.09
Star rating: 2 out of 5

Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Lehman), Marla Sokoloff (Imogene), Jason Alexander (Dr. Chetwyn), Stacy Keach (Police Chief), Ernie Hudson, Billy Campbell, Mimi Michaels, Kenneth Mitchell, Michael Rooker.

A huge meteor is flying at the Earth while Dr. Lehman and Imogene are the only ones who have the information Dr. Chetwyn needs to possibly save the planet. As Earth gets pummeled by meteorites ahead of the big one people panic, communications fails, and an ex-cop gone crazy is wreaking havoc on the small town of Taft.

This was apparently a made for tv mini-series that must have had a nice budget considering the production quality. Strangely enough, I had a hard time finding credit information on the film. Almost as if the big names removed themselves after production was complete, or maybe it is just to new. The film started off a bit slow but picked up the pace pretty quickly. There was a fair amount of action and stress which kept things moving but the film focused much more on the drama resulting from the meteor than the actual destruction, sci-fi aspect, or technical side of things. Not bad, just not what I was hoping for when I popped this in the DVD player. And after 3 hours, it got a bit tiresome watching Imogene get every gun she held taken away from her.

Acting was mixed with Sokoloff, Hudson, and Rooker doing nicely. Alexander was ridiculous and Keach, although he did well, is getting hard to swallow as a rough and tumble cop anymore.

Camera work, sets, and background were all nicely done. The film felt like a high quality production despite re-use of some CGI meteor shots. Sound and dialogue were okay but plain. Effects were about what you would expect for a tv series with a decent budget. Nothing incredible but decent.

Overall this was a well done drama that moved along nicely. It was a middle of the road end of the world disaster film. And it was a horrible sci-fi. Depending on what you are hoping for, you will probably really like this one or absolutely hate it. Being made for TV this one is pretty much okay for all audiences.

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