Disaster Movies: A Loud, Long, Explosive, Star-Studded Guide by Glenn Kay, Michael Rose, Mike Nelson

By Glenn Kay, Michael Rose, Mike Nelson

Complete with a foreword through Mike Nelson, host of Mystery technological know-how Theater 3000, this dynamic advisor to 1 of Hollywood's preferred and enduring genres offers a historical past of the catastrophe style, descriptions of its developments and strange qualities, pics of well-known stars, and stories of greater than a hundred and fifty catastrophe video clips. the flicks reviewed comprise every thing from well-known titles resembling The Poseidon Adventure, Titanic, and The Towering Inferno to extra vague video clips akin to The evening the area Exploded, Terror at the fortieth Floor, and War among the Planets. informal disaster-movie lovers, in addition to die-hard fans of the style will enjoy the ranking procedure, which levels from ''Highly Recommended'' to ''Avoid in any respect Costs,'' and the doubtful ''Recommended for the entire improper Reasons.''

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The first half of the film effectively lays out the story’s logistics, and the second half of the film depicts the superhuman struggles involved in assembling this new aircraft under very adverse conditions. Central to the plot is the unbridled hatred that exists between Jimmy Stewart, a guilt-ridden, emasculated pilot, and Hardy Krüger, a German airplane designer and erstwhile asshole of the universe. Stewart feels responsible for the crash and the resulting deaths, yet he still attempts to maintain control over the situation.

Is led by the star powers of Pablo Ferrel and Hugo Stiglitz (I don’t know, maybe they’re famous in Mexico). To its credit, the movie seems accurate in its portrayal of the facts and, despite the producers’ limited resources (as is evidenced by a model airplane crash and lots of confetti snow), the filmmakers seem, at first, to have attempted to be earnest and do a decent job. But the film is so preoccupied with reporting the “facts” that the characters are never really fleshed out. I couldn’t tell anyone apart.

Amid all this, Bridges remains perfectly calm, almost distant. After giving the children to the crew, he walks away, and thus begins Fearless, one of the most unusual disaster films ever made. Unfortunately, carnage fans, we never do see the crash itself, but instead focus on the character and the effect these 26 DISASTER MOVIES events have on him. Bridges’s wife, family, and psychologist are at a loss as how to treat his mental state. ” He begins behaving as though he is invincible, slapping his lawyer, Tom Hulce, and walking into traffic and along the ledges of tall buildings.

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