Friday, September 11, 2020

Meteorites (1998)

On YouTube.  No link because it is so bad it deserves an anti-lock.
First gripe: it is only a meteorite after it hits. Meteors are dangerous; meteorites are nice ways to make some money.  Some people actually hunt for them in deserts.
The opening sequence with a comet ripping through Saturn's rings, throwing a storm of meteors our direction is absurd.  Nothing in the rings or a comet is big enough to do more than produce a shooting star.  This steady string of meteors hitting the ground and killing people is statistically implausible. 
There were a couple subplots that might have been interesting if not as cliches as they seem: traumatized EOD guy called 
to help explain the explosions; teen couple madly in lust; mayor turns to insurance fraud to pay off debts. But so many technical flaws it was not worth finishing. 

2 comments:

Old 1811 said...

Thank you for this. I've never heard of this movie, and as a long-time aficionado of cheesy disaster flicks, I'll have to see if it's up (down) to the standards of "Volcano," "Sharknado" I and II, "Gojira," or even (dare I hope?)"Plan 9 From Outer Space."

Old 1811 said...

Based on your non-recommendation, I watched it. I found it to be a laugh riot. What? It wasn't supposed to be a comedy? With a sheriff who wears his spare magazines in the middle of his back, a bomb-and-arson guy who calls a "device" an "explosive," dialogue like "He scared the shivers out of us," and a hero who emerges unscathed from a fiery explosion, like the bad guys on "The A-Team"? You mean it was supposed to be serious? It was funnier than "Sharknado," and that's saying something.