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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Meteor (1979)

A disaster movie that doesn't just have a ship or a city under threat, it has the entire world! Even so, it's standard fare, except for an unexpected edge that I won't reveal. It didn't prevent the script from being predictable, but it did provide an interesting angle from which to view events.
Sean Connery is the steadfast Scot saving the world from a natural disaster. In the process he even manages to build a cultural bridge between the American/Russian divide using his legendary sex-appeal.
The recurring cutaways to the approaching meteor, a chunk of jagged rock made more ominous by a booming bass line, were silly but fun.

2½ earth-bound splinters out of 5

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