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« on: December 13, 2014, 08:43:19 AM »

I saw this movie at the Strand when it first came out-we didnt have the 'Sensurround' in the ancient movie house in Paw Paw.
This movie has ok F/X-the shakey cam thing was kinda lame-but ok  for the time -but dam-it's stupid.
Lotsa good actors wasted over emoting...the only selling point is seeing famous people in an earthquake.Its an overblown Movie of the Week.
Walter Matthau as a drunk in hippie clothes is inane.Ava Gardner as the daughter of Lorne Greene? And all the TV style drama is predictable.
I did like Marjoe Gortner as the perv National Guardsman,though.
This was the 70's-AIRPORT (197o) set off a slew of disaster films-the POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1971),the TOWERING INFERNO (1974),all the f**king AIRPLANE sequels-which prompted the great AIRPLANE! (1980)-all with all star casts getting killed. Of course crap like this still sells-look at INTO THE STORM (2014)-same cheezy stuff-no all star cast-GAWD-now thats an AWFUL movie!

Of course I seen most of them at the Strand in the 70's.Hey-I seen lotsa s**t at the Strand-where else could you catch a double bill of RACE WITH THE DEVIL and PSYCHIC KILLER?

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 06:43:04 AM »

This movie has ok F/X-the shakey cam thing was kinda lame-but ok  for the time -but dam-it's stupid.

I was going to make a thread about this and how bad this actually is - I saw it twice in the last two months on AMC / MGM - but I agree. It really is an overblown Movie Of The Week. The acting is blah, the action OK and the FX are great but the whole thing is just..... meh.  TongueOut

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 07:00:06 AM »

Why is Victoria Principal the main thing I remember about that movie?

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 07:18:37 AM »

Why is Victoria Principal the main thing I remember about that movie?




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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 08:14:40 AM »

... I saw it twice in the last two months on AMC / MGM

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 08:28:08 AM »

... I saw it twice in the last two months on AMC / MGM

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 09:16:25 AM »

Riffing while L.A. collapses about it's self...that just seem SO right.  TeddyR
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 12:53:11 AM »

I won't dispute the movie of the week feel, still I remember really enjoying this one but then I also have practically all the 1970s disaster flicks in my collection and many from the 90s/2000s too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »

I just watched THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE this week on TCM... I think that is kind of a good movie, even if it is absurd and implausible. 

Now EARTHQUAKE (which I saw when it was new in SENSURROUND = snicker) and enjoyed it as a kid.  BUT, it does kind of STINK.   TeddyR
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