Meteor Storm features the talents of Michael Trucco, Kari Matchett and Kirsten Prout and directed by Tibor Takacs. This SyFy Original Movie recently aired on the SyFy Channel as part of its Saturday night line up. A comet that broke up is now on a collision course with earth and targeting San Francisco specifically.
While the film was entertaining and the acting on par there were many places where the film did not hold up. One point is that the bay area is attracting the meteors from even thousands of miles away. If there was an attraction of that magnitude then the entire world would have been affected by the electronic disruptions from the minerals that were already on the planet. The next part was with the special effects, while the CG effects with the meteors was spectacular the cut in scenes that used blue or green screens were like watching the morning weather reports of 20 years ago, It was that ragged and could definitely tell that it was cut in. The next fail was with the bridge falling apart, while the meteor hit was fabulous the break up of the bridge was simple pathetic. I have seen old footage of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge falling apart and they look nothing like what was seen in the film. Read more...(399 words, 8 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
This film features the acting talents of Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed and John Standing. The film was directed by Robert Collector whose best known film would have to be Red Heat. The film Nightliers is about a group of scientists that are looking to find some mythical creature that had caused the birth of the universe. A creature or race of beings that roams the universe spawning stars and planets in its wake. The base plot seems very familiar to the purpose of the Destiny in Stargate Universe. That is where any similarity ends as the ship the scientists are on is out to kill them with a vengeance.
Certain actors from this film had very promising careers til they did this rather poorly written and really bad science fiction film. Many of the actors and actresses did very well in their roles but no matter how good the actor is you still can not make a piece of tar like this film look like a shining gem. About the only reason to see this film is because you might like one of the cast and want to see everything that they did, after that throw the film away and never think of it again. Read more...(423 words, 2 images, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)