TV Review of The Syfy Movie Collision Earth

by on January 15, 2012

in Entertainment, tv reviews

This is a TV review of the Syfy televised movie, Collision Earth.  In yet another original Saturday Night Movie on Syfy, humanity is once again threatened.  This time, the entire planet and all of humanity is threatened by the planet Mercury, or more accurately, pieces of Mercury.  (It’s complicated…  you’ll see.)

Collision Earth on Syfy

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Collision Earth cast includes Fringe’s Kirk Acevedo, Diane Farr (Californication, Numb3rs) & Jessica Parker Kennedy (In Time, on TV: The Secret Circle).  It’s directed by Paul Ziller (Iron Invader, Ice Quake and other Syfy staple movies) and written by Ryan Landels (The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers).

Collision Earth starts on Syfy with a spaceship in, well, space, “approaching coordinates” or so their ship’s computer informed them.  Then a solar-looking event occurs, where a huge solar flare reaches out and threatens the ship’s crew as it destroys the little moon they were trying to go into orbit around.

(Either I missed  it or about 15 minutes later I learned they were going into orbit around Mercury.)

We then segue into a presentation being given by James (Acevedo) to a class on Earth.  He urges the college kids to take action and be a part of our planet’s future.  As he gets home, an old top-secret project that he had worked on but was mothballed started communicating with his home computer and he goes to see an old colleague of his.

Meanwhile, the spaceship is floating through space damaged and they try to communicate with Earth, and reach a group of kids to let them know they’re in trouble.  Then 2 of the 3 space pilots die, somehow, leaving Victoria (Farr) to herself.

Then little meteorites start slamming into the Earth after an EM pulse trashes the planet.  The meteorites, it turns out, are pieces of Mercury, but they’ve been magnetized by some other function of this disaster.

So if you’re following this, we have

  • Solar Flare,
  • Engulfs Mercury,
  • Magnetizes Mercury,
  • EM Pulse (where’d that come from?) hits Earth,
  • Magnetic pieces of Mercury start falling out of the sky,
  • and various other details of ensuing human political intrigue!

And while all this is going on, someone seems to figure out that Mercury is now twice the distance from Earth as the moon is… or pieces of it or something like that.  Later, a magnetic issue starts to evolve and some, but not all cars, start to float off into space.  It’s a selective magnetic field I guess.

And it goes from there…

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Syfy channel LogoCollision Earth on Syfy isn’t one of their worse movies but definitely misses the boat with a few inconsistencies… whatever boat it is they’re shooting for.

Syfy’s movie is a great time killer that is on par with or a bit better than most of Syfy channel’s fare.  The effects for the spaceship were actually better than most effects we see on the Syfy movies, but the rest of the movie equalizes that out…

Acevedo, Farr and Kennedy brought some talent to the cast but they had limitations from the content they were given.  None-the-less, Collision Earth was just OK.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

John April 27, 2015 at 9:39 am

The “science” was bizare! Nothing made any sense. Very clished and predictable. I enjoyed it.

Rob March 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I don’t understand how Collision Earth could be overlooked for an Academy Award – hehe

Ben January 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

This movie was dreadful. That being said, it entertained me (though probably for the wrong reasons) so it accomplished its objective. đŸ™‚

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