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The world almost ends..........starting with Seattle.
on November 5, 2014
I'm almost certain this could never happen. Those pesky Russians lobbed something into space eons ago and wouldn't you know it, it belatedly/suddenly heads for Seattle one rainy day and has to be shot down, which creates an even bigger mess, because there was a really bad experiment on-board. Thank goodness it happened on a day when scientist Tom (Esai Morales) and his intended (Ona Grauer as Lt. Cmdr. Emma) were in town with their bickering teens so they could handily save the world (and what was left of Seattle). And what a break, a Russian geezer (Jay Brazeau) happens to be passing by and it turns out that he's just the guy needed to explain the biological weapon they shot down. Too bad they first have to deal with a megalomaniac dope with a gun he's not afraid to use. He's miffed because they won't let him blow something up. How rude.
I had oodles of fun watching this mess of epic proportions. The characters were all stock. Just about everyone is plucky. The dialog is very gung ho. Ona Grauer does macho like no one can or should. The story is fanciful. People run and scream. I saw more close-ups of shoes than I ever wanted to. At least it had a dandy moral: the family that saves together stays together!
It's crap but it's funny crap.