Friday, September 6, 2013

Meteor (1979)

Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Martin Landau, Henry Fonda, Trevor Howard. 108 min. Rated PG. Sci-fi/Action.

Five-mile meteor is set to hit Earth, and USA and USSR join forces to brag about their nuclear capabilities. On one hand, the mere presence of such an actor ensemble (especially Fonda as the President, acting so... presidential) make this film unavoidable; but then, the directing, the editing, the screenplay, and worst of all, the visual effects, are so deplorable, I can't bring myself to recommend it to my enemy. The fact that the same director had already made a pivotal disaster movie (The Poseidon Adventure), and Star Wars had already revolutionized SFX, makes this even more of a tragedy.

PS: Just watch the first few minutes here. You'll see what I mean.

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