DC Down

2023

Action / Thriller

3
IMDb Rating 3.1/10 10 219 219

Director

Top cast

Sean Young as President Powell
Eric Roberts as Speaker Terry Wilder
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
754.53 MB
1280*536
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 100+
1.51 GB
1920*804
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 82

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 3 / 10

Earthquake and politics

Can there be an earthquake in Washington D. C.? Can it rock the entire center of our nation's government and trap both President Powell (Sean Young, yes, Sean Young is the President) and Vice President Jameson (Daphne O'Neal) inside the White House? And in the midst of it all, will Speaker of the House Wilder (Eric Roberts) use the twenty-fifth amendment to take over the leadership of America and bring in The Virginia Lookout militia and their leader Beck (Geoff Meed, who also directed and wrote this) to help calm the populace? And will aftershocks keep blasting the capital? And can it all be stopped by combat engineer Lance Cushing (Jack Pearson) and his seismologist fiance Katherine (Kayla Fields)?

The answers are all yes and here I am, watching another Tubi original as the palaces burn.

You know, the CGI in this -- The Asylum made it, so you know what you're in for -- is so strange. Even though the landmarks of Washington D. C. are destroyed, traffic keeps on going past. Well, have you been in the traffic in that city? That part is, I guess, somewhat true to life because it's always congested all the time, no matter how much damage an earthquake can emit.

My favorite character in this was General Harris (Taylor Woodberry), whose suit doesn't even get creased as he defends the free world and just so happens to have a search and rescue/combat engineer on his contacts list, much less one whose pregnant soon-to-be wife knows how to do dispersal theory to quite literally flood an earthquake and shut it down.

Geoff Meed is like a Tubi superstar, writing and acting in this, Butch vs. Sundance and Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch all within a month or less. He started his career in the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour, where he worked in the Wild West Stunt Show, The Adventures of Conan and The Miami Vice Action Spectacular. A 5th degree Black Belt Master in Kempo, a 3rd degree black belt in Hap Ki Do and also the owner of black belts in Tae Kwon Do and karate, Meed went into stunt work, which nearly ended his life in 2012. On the second day of shooting Shadow on the Mesa, he was thrown off his horse and trampled, which led to eight broken left ribs, a busted sternum, a lacerated liver and the need to insert three titanium plates to repair the damage done to his face. That became a workers' comp lawsuit and he retired from stunt work -- he'd need four more surgeries to repair all the damage -- and Geoff moved to Texas to start his own fitness and martial arts studio. Four years later, he came back to Los Angeles and got back into stunt and acting work. It's amazing that he was in two more Westerns after that accident.

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 2 / 10

Let's dig a hole

During construction of the expansion of the East Wing of the White House an earthquake hits Washington, DC trapping the President and Vice President under rubble. Only Gerald Butler can save them. Unfortunately his contract is too expensive for Asylum films (happy 25th) so it is up to Lance (Jack Pearson) to save the President (Sean Young). Lance's girlfriend (Kayla Fields) is a seismologists and predicts another quake unless they use desperate measures to stop it which includes flooding all of DC metro with the Potomac. Riots and looting breaks out which takes priority over the rescue so with limited resources, Speaker of the House Eric Roberts calls in the local Virginia militia to rescue the President but it is clear that is not their goal. Anyone who watches the news knows where Asylum comes up with these crazy ideas. Unfortunately they didn't do this well.

Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity.

Reviewed by giuseppepalmieri96 4 / 10

Mr. Cushing's beard grows and then disappears from scene to scene.

Mr. Cushing's beard"-a follicular enigma. It sprouts forth like a determined dandelion, only to vanish mysteriously in the next frame. Was it a contractual clause? A follicular feud? We may never know.

Now, Eric Roberts-the villain with a twist. Picture him swaying, a tad tipsy, as if the script whispered secrets in his ear. Perhaps he sprinted from one set to another, fueled by adrenaline and a dash of liquid courage. But hey, who needs sobriety when you're chasing cinematic chaos?

And the CGI-oh, the fickle digital sprite. In one scene, it conjures dragons that'd make Tolkien raise an eyebrow. But wait, in the next, it burps up pixelated squirrels. Consistency? Nah, it's on vacation, sipping piña coladas by the rendering pool.

But here's the kicker: I enjoyed it. Yes, the rollercoaster of absurdity-the asylum movie. It's like that quirky aunt who shows up uninvited, spills tea on the carpet, and leaves you laughing. Because life needs a dash of "what just happened?" and a sprinkle of "why not?"

So, fellow viewer, embrace the beard fluctuations, raise a glass to Roberts' tipsiness, and play CGI bingo. Asylum movies-they're the wacky carnival where logic takes a smoke break. And remember, it's okay to laugh. After all, sanity is overrated.

There you have it-a review that dances between reality and whimsy, just like an asylum movie.

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