Once again, the Japanese prove they can make a better disaster movie than Hollywood can these days! In Japan, "252" is like the equivalent of SOS. When a mega-typhoon strikes Tokyo and a storm surge floods the city and causes massive destruction, a small group of survivors are trapped in the Tokyo subway system in a disused station(due to floodgates working like those on the London Underground, one assumes) and against all odds a rescue squad from Tokyo's fire brigade must decide whether or not it will be safe to pull off a daring rescue attempt during the eye of the storm. Will they or won't they? The effects range from pretty good to excellent - the best ones are the Tokyo subway flooding sequences, watching the bodies of commuters washed away by flooding was chilling, and a DAY AFTER TOMORROW-like shot of the surge obliterating the streets. Really well done indeed. This is also a movie, much like THE SINKING OF JAPAN, where you do care about the characters and their fates, for a change! What is more relevant is that Japan has recently been hit by many disasters such as the quakes, tsunamis and Fukushima, and this movie takes on a whole new meaning - it is a great tribute to the hard work rescue and emergency services do, not just in Japan but the world over. Highly recommended!!