Tag Archives: Disaster

Emergency Declaration (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A predictable crisis in the air

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I saw lots of disaster flicks, and that is probably the main reason why I was rather unimpressed by South Korean film “Emergency Declaration”. While reminding me of many other movies ranging from “Airport” (1970) … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Up (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An uneven disaster comedy

Adam McKay’s new film “Don’t Look Up”, which was released on Netflix on Christmas Eve after being released at theaters early in this month, attempts to laugh about how absurd and incorrigible we can be in front of one big … Continue reading

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Mine 9 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): 2 Miles Below

“Mine 9”, which is also known as “2 Miles Below”, is a small but effective genre piece to be admired for efficiency and verisimilitude. As firmly focusing on several characters suddenly stuck in a grim and perilous situation, the movie … Continue reading

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EXIT (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must find a way out…

South Korean film “EXIT” is better than I expected. When I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, it seemed to be no more than another silly comedy action flick, but the movie does its job fairly well as bouncing … Continue reading

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Clash of the Monsters

Watching “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is akin to going to a smorgasbord full of goodies to be devoured. Willingly going all the way for excessive visual moments of monstrous grandeur, the movie seldom bores its target audiences during its … Continue reading

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The Quake (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A catastrophe happens to them again…

Norwegian film “The Quake” is your typical disaster film just like its predecessor “The Wave” (2015). Again, we are served many familiar genre clichés and conventions, and the movie surely does not disappoint us once its big catastrophe strikes upon … Continue reading

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Adrift (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Adrift Alone for 41 Days

As your average survival drama movie, “Adrift” did its job as well as expected, but it somehow did not engage me enough during my viewing. While it is surely a well-made work which is also supported well by its lead … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheesy but terrifying

Even though it has been mostly stuck in the realm of B-monster movies for many decades since its first appearance in 1954, Godzilla has been quite an iconic monster figure to many of us. Although I have not watched any … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Lots of mud, water, oil, and fire

When I heard the news about the explosion on Deepwater Horizon for the first time, I was about to begin the first day of the 2010 Eberfest along with my critic friends and acquaintances. I thought it was just a … Continue reading

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Sully (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): He simply did his job….

Clint Eastwood’s new film “Sully” is a modest character drama about one professional guy who simply did his job under an extraordinary circumstance. As revolving around that dangerous moment which could have gone terribly wrong for not only him but … Continue reading

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