METEOR APOCALYPSE on The Syfy Channel – A Terse Review

by on August 28, 2010

in Entertainment, tv reviews

METEOR APOCALYPSE on the Syfy Channel

Meteor Apocalypse, like most Syfy Channel Saturday Night movies, had potential, but came across as a hollow delivery of plot events to move the story forward. The story is quick to get to the point with very little ‘filler details’ to connect the dots. When there is no small filler details between big plot events, the viewer loses what could be considered character movitivation. Definitely did not have that. The editing, the same. The special effects weren’t horrid.

The story starts out with a government effort to stop a meteorite from hitting the Earth, and firing off a whole lot of nuclear missiles at it. The missiles hit, but all they did is make a million little meteors and their course was not deflected.

Back on Earth, we meet a little girl trying to build a model of the solar system, a mom who can’t seem to help and her father, who is bothered about helping her out.

We watch a meteor hit a lake.

Dad gets called into work A man dies at dad’s work and dad instantly surmises that something in the water killed him. (See what I mean about editing out the filler details that connect the dots?).

This all took less than 15 minutes to convey.

Cooper Harris

Cooper Harris

Dad is played by Joe Lando, mom is played by Claudia Christian (Babylon 5‘s Susan Ivanova, Starhyke) & Cooper Harris (Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus & TV series Squatters), who plays the random eye candy… I mean woman that Dad picks up during his travels. She’s in high heeled shoes throughout the first hour.

Coming back from the first few commercial breaks, dad kept waking up from being unconscious. By the top of the 2nd hour, we graduated to waking moments upon commercial return.

Meteor Apocalypse, like most of the Saturday night fare, is fun noise filler while hanging with friends but I wouldn’t cancel underwater basket weaving to make it home to watch it.

At the top of the 2nd hour, I slid off the channel, hit up ‘On Demand’ and started up an episode of the most excellent Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott & Tricia Helfer.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

kibble June 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm

He looked at the water on the floor several times to figure out the water did it. I was more confused by how writers seem to think you can just inject someone w/ something (midazolam- for sedation and seizures) and not accidentally kill them. And the odd technobabble about what was in the water and then antibodies got thrown in- and this a few minutes after the meteorites hit. And gun battles over water a day or after. Cooper Harris can sorta act- but she looked awesome throughout. Vomiting, dehydration, no baths, hiking through desert- her make-up was always touched up.

Dale November 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I can sum this movie up in 2 words. 1. absolute 2. CRAP! What a freekin waste of about 17 hours. Oh, it was only a couple hours? I guess time really drags when your eyes are being ripped from your head. If you get to chose between watching this movie or drinking deadly meteor poisoned water. chose the water. I would recomend this movie to my worst enemy. I just couldn’t be that cruel.

Mike Wilkerson August 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

I’ve gotta’ tell ya’ – The SyFy Channel is almost as fickle as it’s new name/de plume when it comes to content. I would put it right up there with much of the Hallmark Channel in regard to gooney content.

Thanks for your input!

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