Keeping the Storm at Bay
When scientist Tom Reynolds (Esai Morales - We Have Your Husband) fell in love with Navy Lieutenant Emma Peterson (Ona Grauer - Murder at the Presidio) he relocated with his car fanatic son, Wyatt (Jared Abrahamson - Finding a Family), to Seattle to move in with Emma and her eco loving daughter, Chloe (MacKenzie Porter - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas). It hasn't been an easy transition as not only do Wyatt and Chloe constantly argue but Wyatt has issues with Emma as an authority figure. But family bickering is the least of their problems when the military shoot down an unidentified flying object over Seattle only for debris to crash in to the harbour and market areas leading to a giant storm hitting the bay area putting people in danger including Tom and his family.
Serious question for a minute; does anyone watch one of these made for TV disaster movies actually expecting a good movie? I ask because I am bemused by the lambasting these disaster movies receive for being bad because to me that is the whole point of movies such as "Seattle Superstorm". Well that is at least where I am coming from as I have never watched one of these made for TV disaster movies expecting disaster movie excitement but instead the sort of entertainment which comes from bad effects, corny dialogue, cheesy acting and the far fetched nonsense which is past off as a script.
So that brings me to "Seattle Superstorm" a stereotypical made for TV disaster movie which whilst serving up a story of a storm generated from a meteor falling in to the Seattle bay area, it generally follows a formula. As such we have some thinly drawn characters who we should connect to as they end up battling their way through the storm in order to save loved ones and of course save the day. There will also be some inept goings on by the military as their actions cause chaos and of course we will have that ridiculous dialogue which is meant to sound scientific but really isn't, and trust me there is some hysterical dialogue in this movie. Plus there is also the false looking storm effects and building damage which will make you laugh as much as the dialogue does. There is literally nothing in "Seattle Superstorm" which is good and that extends to the acting with the cast delivering the same thing you will have seen in all these other made for TV disaster movie.
What this all boils down to is that if you have seen one you have seen them all and so "Seattle Superstorm" is just another made for TV disaster movie which hours after you have watched you will have forgotten. Yes compared to big screen cinema it is terrible but I believe these TV disaster movies are made to entertain in a bad movie way and as such there is something enjoyable about it even if the effects are shocking and the dialogue is worse.