Author Topic: Earthstorm  (Read 2118 times)

Offline Pavelow

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Earthstorm
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:06:26 AM »
I can't say I want my money back because I watched this one for free with a Red Box code.  This is an extremely low budget film starring Stephen Baldwin who seems to be known for C and D movies.  In fact I believe he did another one in 2007 called Dark Storm.  Well anyway, this disaster film has all the standard characters including the beautiful female scientist with the right answer (learned acting at nights while cutting hair in the day) that is ridiculed by the overbearing egotistical scientist (Dirk Benedict, aka StarBuck from the Battle Star Galactica series who never could act anyway), a demolition man (Baldwin) summoned to save the world with his demo skills - only in space, the not so confident cute with short shorts demo assistant, and of course a sue do replacement organization for NASA called ASI American Space Institute.  Enter the typical asteroid hurdling toward earth but bashes into the moon instead riffing a chasm 1000 times larger than the Grand Canyon.  All is honky dory until the earth gets spewed with moon rocks and it looks like the moon is going to break apart and end all life on our planet.  So, why not send up the confident female shuttle commander, a random shuttle astronaut who will obviously be hit in the head so our hero demo guy can push the button on a bomb that he never built and never really ever understood how it worked until our beautiful scientist red-head told him.  Ah, and throw in that the shuttle has gravity on board but seems to defy gravity as it hovers over the core of the moon.  Yes we have all the makings of a made for Saturday morning cartoon without the animation.  CGI is cheesy, acting is horrid, realism not even attempted, and OMG, Baldwin has some very small albino beady blue eyes that really bug.  Get this for your nine year old and wait for the questions - Daddy, is there sound in space?  Daddy, is there gravity in the shuttle?  And, my favorite...Daddy do we have to watch this?  I want to watch the DNC and Hillary!
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Offline NI4NI

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Re: Earthstorm
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 09:42:29 AM »
I saw this on the SciFi channel..at least a few minutes of it.  It's so bad it's entertaining.  I thought it starred Barney Rubble.

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Re: Earthstorm
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 11:47:52 AM »
Come to think of it Baldwin looks a lot like Barney Rubble.  I wasted a Red Box Code.
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