Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006) Movie  » Movies  »
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  • However, if you're expecting something like Volcano then you'll be disappointed

    • by Sarah B

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      This is your average film and it doesn’t reach anywhere near the “Volcano” that took place in Los Angeles. There is only one truly scary moment near the beginning of the picture and after that it’s typical drama with no thrills, although there are some dangerous moments near the end. The big events we saw in LA never materialize in this picture, although there is lava. To make matters even worst, the authorities in this movie don’t even realize what’s going on: they think its terrorists that are causing the few perplexing problems they have to deal with.


      volcano in this picture is man-made. A scientist, played by Michael Ironside, has been drilling deep down into the Earth to tap into the heat of the core. He wants to create an unending energy supply. Apparently he doesn’t exactly know what he’s doing and thus he creates a dangerous volcano under New York City. Even after he’s been told he’s created a volcano he doesn’t care or perhaps he doesn’t believe it. His character is a bit crazy and Ironside does a very good performance.

      If you were to look at the cover of the dvd package,

      • it shows white-hot lava as well as the more common red-yellow lava flowing around the downtown skyscrapers of New York City, the Empire State Building being directly in the center of this epic disaster. This scene, however, is not in the movie. The cover is all clever advertising to sell the disc. The most we ever see in the movie is a few dark clouds of ash climbing into the sky. If you wouldn’t know better, you’d swear it was smoke clouds from a big fire and not ash from a volcano. Earlier, we do see a river
        of lava pour out of a man’s front door and it apparently destroyed a neighborhood, yet the authorities didn’t actually SEE the lava itself? They thought it was exploding gas pipes that had caused the resulting fire.

        The heroes in this film are the Sandhogs, the tunnel diggers. They risk their lives to go down into the dangerous tunnels to save the city. Their plan: the lava will flow through the tunnels and into the ocean, thus preventing a major disaster.

        As a drama, the acting is decent in this movie. However, if you’re expecting something like “Volcano” then you’ll be disappointed.

    Andrew Leither says :

    One scary moment in near the beginning of the picture and then after that just average normal typical drama which in itself may sound dull but a movie of this scale can still be fun and entertaining.

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