Tag Archives: Disaster

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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The Tunnel (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Almost buried inside the tunnel

There are some bitter laughs to have for its local audiences in South Korean disaster film “The Tunnel”. While you may think a number of moments of incompetence and ignorance in the movie are too absurd, I and other South … Continue reading

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three below the ground

As the opening sequence of “10 Cloverfield Lane” is unfolded, we know that something bad will happen sooner or later. Everything looks mundane on the surface as its young heroine leaves her place, but the ominous score on the soundtrack … Continue reading

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The Wave (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tsunami movie from Norway

Norwegian film “The Wave” sets its modest goal and then delivers its goodies as intended from the start. When it stacks up various stock genre materials during its first act, it is lean and efficient as skillfully building tension on … Continue reading

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Everest (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Into Thin Air

Based on an infamous real-life disaster which happened on Mount Everest in May 1996, “Everest” attempts to tell a chilling story about how everything went horribly wrong during that grim, horrifying moment of fear and chaos. Yes, they did know … Continue reading

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