Disaster Movie World

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Hard Rain (1998)

Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Starring: Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, Randy Quaid, Ed Asner, Richard Dysart, Betty White

One could argue that Hard Rain shouldn’t be called a disaster movie because, plotwise, the disaster is incidental to the heist thriller. But since there is barely a scene in the entire movie where the pouring rain and the flooding of the town don’t play an integral part, I think it deserves to be included in the genre.

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2010/09/11 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 1 Comment

Deep Impact (1998)

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Directed by: Mimi Leder
Starring: Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood, Téa Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Leelee Sobieski, James Cromwell

Deep Impact is “the other asteroid movie” of 1998, even though it was released before Armageddon. Sporting a smaller budget and a bigger cast, it is the more restrained of the two, though not necessarily a hugely superior picture. Personally, I do like this one better, even though it is severely underdeveloped in the disaster scene department.

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2009/03/22 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 1 Comment