10.5/Category 6: Day of Destruction
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10.5 - This is the weaker of the two disaster movies on this disc, this originally aired as a mini-series on TV. It has some "real" footage mixed in with the CGI destruction but the one thing that is really annoying about this particular movie is the constant zooming in and out of the camera. It can create some tension in some scenes but the entire thing is shot like this which actually becomes a little distracting. I wouldn't say it ruins the movie. Some of the CGI effects are horrible but c'mon it's a made for TV disaster flick. The pacing is a little strange and they really try to build the stories in the first part of this movie while the second part really focuses on the destruction of the upcoming 10.5.
The story is about a series of earthquakes that threaten the entire west coast. The film starts in Seattle where a 7.1 destroys the Space Needle and other structures nearby which sets off a series of larger and larger earthquakes. While the science behind this movie is probably false, that doesn't matter when you are watching a disaster movie! Suspend your intelligence and just get some popcorn and enjoy the destruction.
The acting is passable, neither terrific or horrible but I personally thought Beau Bridges really comes off well as the President.
This was directed by John Lafia of Child's Play fame so there is some good pacing and some tension building up to the climax. I would give it *** stars out of 5. Not bad but not great.
Category 6 - Day of Destruction - This was also a mini-series on TV but boy does this one deliver.Read more ›
10.5 was from NBC and follows the story of an earthquake measuring 10.5 on the Richter scale. It is the better of the two movies. The science is very implausible, but two things are a little unique... first, no villain is named, the earthquake is simply presented as an act of God. (The second unique thing involves the ending and I would rather not give it away.) 10.5 is not great art, but it is worth watching. And it had an easy time being the better of these two movies.
Category 6: Day of Destruction was from CBS. The "Category 6" refers both to the Fujita scale for tornadoes and to the Saffir-Simpson scale for hurricanes although I doubt that the writers realize there is a difference. In any event, a category 6 hurricane comes down from the north pole (!) while several category 6 tornadoes travel north. The hurricane and the tornadoes join up somehow to become a super storm which pounds Chicago. And Chicago was already suffering from a power outage. The movie quickly glosses over the screwball science and wisely makes no effect to explain what might cause it. Instead the focus is on subplots involving the affected people, which is a positive, but it names all the usual villians and has all the usual heroes.Read more ›
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And of course another two movies that leave you sitting on the edge of your sit. Both movies are non-stop action.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love 10.5 and Day of Destruction was okay...I mostly bought it just for 10.5 as the price was better to purchase this way.Published 15 months ago by Brittany