MegaFault – Movie Review

MegaFault – Yet another title that screams “Straight to 99 Cent Weekly Rental”.

MegaFault stars Brittany Murphy. A good actress in her own right. But as per the previous movie review of 2012 Doomsday, this is one of those movies that should not be seen at all costs.

Directed by David Michael Latt, and written by Paul Bates, I expected something better to be honest. But obviously I must be going through a phrase of “How Many Crap Movies Can I Ensure Before I Buy A Neuralizer and Erase All Crap Movies From My Memory” 🙂

The Tagline from this doozie is: A crack in the world has started… we have 24 hours to stop it.

The worst kind of bad movies are the ones where you can look at the screen, at the acting, listen to the dialogue, and know that not only is the film being made under poor conditions, but that the filmmakers aren’t even trying. In the case of this movie, it just takes a single glance at the bland faces of the obviously distraught actors to know that they aren’t even trying, because they have more brains than the filmmakers and know that it’s not even worth their effort.

There are so many bad moments in this movie that are laughable because they defy the simple logic that exists within the realms of this genre.

Let me point out the doozies of this film:

  • Earthquake faults travel slow enough to be outrun by an automobile,
  • Earthquakes have minds of their own.
  • Earthquakes are like predators with invisible eyes and decisive coordination, as they can follow their prey (the humans) very accurately.
  • If the car fleeing makes a turn, the earthquake fault follows, if the car stops, the fault stops as well to consume them and does not continue from that point.
  • Sometimes earthquakes cause explosions from gas lines, which also begin to tail after the characters without remorse.
  • Earthquakes emits some kind of force from within its depths, for it can make aerial victims, like helicopters, spin out of control.
  • If two aircraft collide in midair, the miniscule civilian plane will be perfectly unharmed, but the armored military carrier will be crippled and crash.
  • Rescue helicopters always bring blankets and coffee machines in case they find survivors instead of first-aid kits and drinking water.
  • Apparently the fault will stop right in your backyard, so you can see the splendor it created just for your benefit. (Ending scene where Dr. Mark Rhodes – played by Bruce Davison – says “hey come look at this” then we see camera zoom out far enough – AKA from space – to show us the rip stretches across 90% of the United States).

Never mind about the billions of dollars Insurance companies will have to dish out for the damages; Never mind about the thousands of people who were killed; Never mind about the gaping hole that is now where your yard and house to be. All those things are seemingly not important, just as long as you have a new tourist attraction where your house and property once was.

I don’t know about you, but the first thing I would be doing is calling the darn insurance company and getting the paperwork filed.

And WTF is up with the character Dan Lane ? (played by Justin Hartley) He is so far emotionally removed as a father figure that this guy needs serious therapy!

There are so many more things wrong with this movie where the ONLY Megafault is this waste of time.

Save yourself the 99 cents and see something worth seeing.

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Posted on December 8, 2009, in Movie Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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