I turned on the TV just to find that it was Disaster Saturday on Syfy. I love cheesy disaster movies, so I was excited. Boy, was I disappointed! This film is one of the worst films I've ever seen. "Planet 9 from outer space" is Oscar material compared to this. I have nothing good to say about this film.
It starts out with a meteor heading for earth. My first face palm came in the very first minute, when the Nasa tech with a shaky hand presses ESC on his keyboard to launch the bomb headed for the meteor. Alas, all the governments attempts to blow it to pieces fails, and it hurtles towards earth. This thing is HUGE, it's an ELE (extinction level event), and we should anticipate that life on earth will die out.
Fast forward to our "hero" who's afraid of heights, and for some reason HAS to go up on the roof. Why, no-one really explains, but he has to do it before the water rations. This fear seems to be really important, but I am not sure why. The meteor hits, and contaminates the water (?), and although it takes 12 days before people gets sick, his colleague dies within 10 minutes of the film starting.
There are looters who wants to kill people for no apparent reason, especially at the government lab. One of the techs is left behind working on a cure for the water contamination. It might kill people, but they are making lots of it. There is a lot of running and horrible events happening, and two FBI agents that cannot hit a barn if they were bolted to the ground, while all the bad people are marksmen. The hero picks up a woman on the road. She's about ready to die, but manages to stay alive for most of the film. For some reason, they have something that looks like an epi-pen that seems to revive people somewhat, or kill them, if they are a bad guy. Our hero uses this on the woman, and this seems to save her life (for now at least). Our hero drags her with him, and she is able to follow him in the blistering heat, most of the time on foot. They also finds lots of water on their way to LA, for some reason. You don't ever hear them complain about being thirsty or see them drink more than a mouth full of the water.
After a lot of bad movie making, our hero eventually leaves the woman when she is no longer able to follow, and climb some rather awesome and barren mountains. He meets the last people from the detention centre leaving LA, and lo and behold, the final two are his wife and daughter, who despite having been sick from the beginning of the movie, is still alive. At NASA they arguing about something and one of them says "There is nothing we can do!" A woman chewing her pen says "Yes, there is." At that point we see the meteor the size of a city block falling on LA, not a lot of dust or anything, and then a helicopter lands to take our hero and family to safety. The lady on chewing her pen is on the phone, and get the message "We got them" while our hero and family laughs. It is finally over.
This film is so bad, I got through all the hoops of coming here warning people about it. Avoid at all cost! It is so unrealistic it's not even funny. As disaster movies goes, it IS a real disaster. It's so bad it's not even funny. It is off the scale bad.
Review by LJ-26 from the Internet Movie Database.