Story – 4
The rating states “religious themes”, and the movie is made by Faith Films, but I still didn’t expect this to be more than an asteroid movie. Despite being someone who’d be left behind in this particular scenario, I found this a nice change from the standard asteroid story line.
Direction (incl cinematography) – 3
Acting – 1
Set – 4.5
Very nice locations. Great rubble in LA (though the streets were completely clear)
Lx & sound – 0
Right at the beginning, I was a bit miffed that the sound effects did not match the meteor strikes. Some were silent; others were loud. The interior scenes audio is very bouncy. Weird hail sounds. Interesting that Lindsay only reacted to one of the many helicopter sounds buzzing near her.
Music – 2
Fitting for a religious film, especially the ending credits, but I’m not sure that the opening credits scene warranted a choral overture. By the time the dead fish turned up, I was quite over hearing violins. It’s lovely music, but a ballet would do it much more justice than this movie does; or some more judicious dubbing so that it matched the scenes better.
Special effects (incl stunts) – 2
The meteor trajectories were wildly inconsistent, which always adds a layer of incredulity. Very interesting orange-fog tornado effect in the two interior hiding places.
Engagement – 4
There’s usually plenty to look at, and I didn’t want to miss anything.