Dean Devlin’s Geostorm is currently in cinemas, and while it isn’t really making big waves at the box office, it does bring the thrills and stars you expect from a disaster flick.
Disaster films are an odd bunch though. It’s a genre dedicated to building an elaborate house of cards, and then showing it all come down. Whether one of these films is called successful or not rests on a tightrope balance between spectacular special effects, believable dread, and characters you can sympathize (or at least empathize) with. Just seeing untold millions perish in a fake-looking threat will not pack the same punch as watching the one person in the film you care for bumble straight into harm’s way.
So our topic this week is: which film do you think did the disaster shtick best? Did you like it because it was fun, or scary, or heart-rending?
Chime in, in the comments below, and HAVE YOUR SAY!