Monday, March 26, 2012
Movie Musings: METEOR
METEOR is the perfect example of what happens to savy and experienced actors in pursuit of a paycheque.
No less than Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau and Karl Malden(for fucks sake) decided to take their good sense out back to the wood shed and put two in its head. The whole film is a mess, part Cold War cautionary tale, part B-movie disaster flick and part tinny soap operatic melodrama.
Remember when you saw ARMAGEDDON and you laughed under your breath at how cheesey and over the top it was? This is like that, only instead of laughing, you're groaning. ARMAGEDDON knew when to play it for laughs. METEOR knows nothing.
Also, the special effects give a new meaning to the word atrocious. A combo of model work, blue screen and stock footage that would make the hoariest Godzilla flick blush.