2012

TOTALLY didn’t recognise Amanda Peet in this.  As Liz puts it, “The disaster movie that has EVERYTHING” (“everything” being fire, tidal waves, magnetic inversion, ice, etc).  Spoiler alert – they make it.  And they find “new land” in Africa.  So I bet they felt like complete pricks turning up with …

Skyscraper

Standard awesome Dwayne Johnson fare – set in a 130+ storey high bleeding-edge-tech building, the titular “skyscraper” – and just for shits & giggles Johnson’s character has an artificial leg.  Which, y’know, I’m sure was a centrepiece of the original screenplay.

Contagion

Bafflingly strong cast for what’s otherwise a “by numbers” movie without much of a point.  I think the takeaways for me were that the human race can be real dicks when things get tough out there, that Jude Law in a plastic bubble looks like a *real* git, and more …

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