Geo-Disaster (2017) - movie review on The Movie Scene

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Geo-Disaster (2017)

Disaster by Name, Disaster by Nature

When Matt Mason (Matthew Pohlkamp) got remarried to Johanna (Natalie Pelletier) following his wife's death his teen son Rick (Erich Riegelmann) didn't take it well especially as Johanna wasn't old enough to be his mum. It is why Matt picks up Rick from college to spend a weekend with him camping whilst Johanna and his daughters stay at the apartment in the city. Unfortunately that is the weekend when a trifecta of disasters; a super volcano, a mega earthquake and a massive twister, all hit. Whilst Matt and Rick try to survive the devastation in the wilderness they also try to make it back to Johanna and his daughters who are in danger due to a collapsing building.

Wham Bam no thank you man as I have no plans of watching "Geo-Disaster" again, another direct to DVD offering from The Asylum. And the thing is that I am use to the disaster nonsense which you usually get from an Asylum production but usually they tend to be enjoyably bad but this one is simply bad, no make that terrible. There has next to no story depth and instead it is a case that in one corner you have Matt and Rick trying to make it back to the city and then on the other in the city we have Johanna, daughters and various people they meet trying to get out of a collapsing building. But that lack of depth, be it story set up or character, makes this uninteresting from start to finish.

If you want to really understand how poor "Geo-Disaster" is, think of the usual less than realistic special effects you get in these sorts of low budget disaster movies. Well those less that spectacular special effects are in this movie yet they end up the best thing about it and that should give you some idea as to how bad this.

What this all boils down to is that even as a fan of bad disaster movies "Geo-Disaster" is a chore, a weak movie with a poor script, poor acting and shockingly the best thing about it is the usual poor special effects.


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