Generally I do not watch catastrophe movies, especially at home. They should be watched on the big screen with a large group of friends because you have to totally suspend your disbelief to make them work and that is only fun if you are high or intoxicated in the company of a lot of friends. Director Roland Emmerich makes movies for the big screen, and has created some highly underrated films, including Independence Day, The Patriot (hard to miss on cable), The Day After Tomorrow and my personal favorite, which got no play at all, 10,000 B.C.
Some ballsy casting with John Cusack as the hero, and a surprising plot twist at the end, make this movie worth the $4.99. Candidly, I wished I had watched it on the big screen, as the special effects are outstanding, but it was worth the money even on my flat screen – this column is about movies you can watch in the comfort of your living room, so I don’t know why I mentioned the big screen thing, but anyway. If you are planning a night in, we suggest a rack of lamb , a good bottle of shiraz –the D’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz, 2002 and 2012 (this movie, dummy, not another bottle of wine). Whether you are hitched or playing the field, this will likely get you some action…
3 Stars, maybe 4 after a few glasses of red.
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