Earth's Final Hours

2011

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 3.9/10 10 2579 2.6K

Director

Top cast

Michael Kopsa as Lockman
Bruce Davison as Rothman
Robert Knepper as John Streich
Ali Liebert as Darlene
720p.BLU
835.74 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kdaAZ 3 / 10

Not bad until the last 20 minutes.

I love science fiction and I am normally perfectly willing to suspend normal logic and common sense to enjoy a good Sci-Fi movie or book.

Earth's Final Hours started off well enough. Sets were pretty well done, editing was nice and tight and the action moved along at a pretty good pace. Acting was sufficient with minor digs for an underwhelming performance by Cameron Bright (the son) and some serious over acting near the end by Roark Critchlow.

Unfortunately things went really silly for the last twenty minutes or so of the movie. We find ourselves in a situation were there are literally seconds left until the end of the planet. Yet, when Julia Benson is wounded, everyone drops their "second by second precision satellite guidance efforts" to rush to her aid and to see how she is doing. Then they stand around and visit about it. Hey, if life on earth is about to end, don't you think you might want to stay by your equipment to stop it?

And then in an outdoor scene near the end, the character Lockman (Michael Kopsa) tries to destroy a satellite antenna which happens to be sitting on the ground within easy reach. Now here we witness a guy bright enough to be a Division Chief for the CIA and he tries to disable the antenna by bending down to whack meekly at the lower outside rim of the dish. Like he has to duck around the transducer sticking out of the middle of the antenna to find a place he can hit without doing any damage. That scene was so painfully, obviously stupid (as was much of the last 20 minutes of the film) that I actually found myself moaning out loud. It totally spoiled what was otherwise an enjoyable viewing.

I don't think this movie ever had the potential to be great, but it didn't deserve to be so badly done at the end that it is literally painful to watch.

Reviewed by Rob_Taylor 3 / 10

Stinks like week-old kippers!

Another day, another Sy-Fy (do you think they understand how ridiculous that contraction is?) production. Guess what? It's awful! I know, right? You'd have thought by now they would have taken the criticism of thousands of people on board and worked to produce movies that don't make you want to smash your face into a brick wall in stunned disbelief.

Sadly, it appears they are incapable of learning. Also, it appears, they are adept at hiring people to write sci-fi that exhibit an extreme form of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Namely, they know enough to think they are clever, but actually are dumb as stumps.

Apart from the utterly bobbins plot, which is just beyond ridicule, they proceed to ignore even basic science involving the characters and their abilities.

Guns never jam or seem to need reloading. Satellite dishes never need to be aligned before use. Twenty year old technology works at first power up. The list is potentially endless.

I felt sorry for Robert Knepper. He was by far the most capable actor here and actually tried really hard with his role. Sadly, his co-stars didn't put the same amount of effort into their parts. As a result, it seemed like his son and girlfriend had mental difficulties grasping the concept of the end of the world. They didn't. The actors playing them just had difficulties being actors.

This effort also suffers from the "shaky-cam-to-make-it-look-more-real-and-exciting!" effect. It was clear that the cameraman had no direction other than "don't hold the camera still." Or maybe the guy holding the camera suffered from cerebral palsy, I don't know. Whatever, it's a nausea-inducing wobble-fest that gets annoying almost immediately.

All in all, this one, like all SyFy movies, smells like something your cat squirted out of its rectum after rummaging in your junk-food-addicted neighbour's garbage bin.

It's the kind of movie that makes you wonder if you've fallen through a hole in space and time and ended up in an alternate universe where the laws of physics are not just different, they're ludicrous.

Just who is the target audience for this tripe? Do SyFy think so little of their viewers that they think any old bullshit they film will do? Surely they'd be better off spending the production budget on securing broadcast rights to actual movies, rather than trying to make their own? I really don't know what SyFy are doing. I really don't. They can produce some decent TV shows, but movies appear beyond them. What's worse, they are associating actors who should know better with utter garbage.

SyFy channel....please stop!

Reviewed by wes-connors 3 / 10

That Giant Sucking Sound

Something called "energy displacement" attacks our planet Earth. In the great American northwest, a man's midsection is hit by a meteorite. Ouch. The threat is formidable. It's a sucking "White Hole". The opposite of a Black Hole, which sucks matter in, the "White Hole sucks matter out." By now, you have probably guessed how the White Hole manifests itself. That's right, it stops the Earth from turning on its axis. This looks like a job for Superman, but he's not around...

We do have FBI agent Robert Knepper (as John Streich) and his slightly rebellious teenage son Cameron Bright (as Andy). He has perfect eyebrows. They are assisted by beautifully-figured Julia Benson (as Chloe Edwards) and pretty Julia Maxwell (as Michelle Fulton). Possibly mad scientist Bruce Davison (as Kingsley Rothman) plays the veteran actor in a supporting role. The cameras are unsteady, but director W.D. Hogan keeps cast members in range.

*** Armageddon 2012/ Earth's Final Hours (6/1/11) W.D. Hogan ~ Robert Knepper, Julia Benson, Cameron Bright, Bruce Davison

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