Saturday, 20 June 2015
It is universally known that all earthquakes are terrible, no matter how prepared one is. The horrid thought of man-made civilization perishing away from brutal and uncontrollable forces can send a chill down anyone’s spine as they foreshadow the amount of destruction to be had. And that’s what this latest flick tries to illustrate in all of its Hollywood glory.
The good and the bad:
However, despite the movie’s good story line, there were some scenes in which the computer animations gave an unrealistic feel to the film. For example, when Ray crash-landed his helicopter into the front of a store window after it succumbed to engine failure, the chopper was barely damaged despite the forceful impact which it fell victim to. Another incident similar to this one could be seen near the end of the movie when Ray rides a Ski Doo and has a close encounter with the rotating fins of a large shipping vessel. But instead of severely damaging anything, the shipping vessel simply rips the roof off of the Ski Doo, leaving Ray and Emma completely unscathed despite them being inches away from danger. Although it is understandable that scenes such as this need to be included in the film to make it ripe with suspense and action, the filmmakers still could have improved on the level of drama which was used.