Saturday, 25 February 2012

Epicenter (2000)


Epicenter is an action movie and a disaster movie, and an espionage movie, and a thriller. Sounds like too many ideas rolled into one and it feels like it too.

There is a lot to be said in praise of Epicenter considering it’s a low budget production, car chases/crashes, well designed sets, inventive props and good use of miniatures and matte paintings. The plot and acting lets the thing down.

As I said before there are too many different elements thrown together. The espionage and action parts would suffice, so why include an earthquake?

A case of trying too hard.

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