Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger
Starring: James Remar, Jonathan LaPaglia, Stephanie Niznik, Anthony Starke
Director: Ian Barry
Due to a massive coronal ejection from the sun, Earth is subjected to an intense heatwave with temperatures rising to 150 degrees. The film concentrates on the city of Los Angeles and the effect the vent has on the lives of a few people.
As disaster movies go this one avoids being a disaster itself by not trying to stretch the events depicted, to too many characters or many special effects. It’s fairly low budget and it knows it and makes the best of what it’s got by concentrating on two main storylines involving the main characters plus the crisis centre to keep us informed on the state of the disaster. The two storylines eventually cross over and most characters interact at some point so it makes a good rounded movie that avoids too many cliches.