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3.0 out of 5 stars This things a powder keg...., 30 May 2014
This review is from: When Time Ran Out... [1980] (DVD)
Before Monday 26th May 2014, I had no idea that this film existed, so as soon as I saw the synopsis, the cast, and the fact that it was on at a really peculiar time, had me very intrigued.

It's another one of those wonderful disaster movies that were made in the seventies and the early eighties which were hugely popular to begin with, and them became just like their budgets, not very big.

And here the lack of budget is evident.

To summarise it quickly, lots of famous people take a holiday on an island with an active volcano. The owners reckon that the volcano is safe, but Paul Newman lands his helicopter there, wearing the same clothes he had on in The Towering Inferno, and the volcano loses it.

and that's the film.

Is it good? no, but for heavens sake, it's a lot of fun to watch.

it's the case of Allen making each obstacle just that little more difficult to get past, and ensuring he's always got a lot of high wattage bulbs at hand, to shine them in actors faces, depicting hot rocks hurtling toward them.

it's the Poseiden adventure with a tan, and Newman looks totally bewildered as to why he did this movie, for the duration of the film.

The rest of the cast are pure filler, but it's funny to watch Mr Miyagi fall slowly into a red lake.

A wonderful find, especially if you like literal disasters.

But a lot more fun than Dante's Peak and Volcano
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