DVD
Disaster the Movie

Starring (voice): Jim Cummings, Glenn Morshower, Danny Mann, Jeannie Elias, Capps Heather and Isaac Singleton
Revolver Entertainment
RRP: 9.99
REVD2000
Certificate: 15
Available 23 April 2007


There is a planetoid on course for Earth. Volcanologist Harry Bottoms has assembled a crack team of disaster specialists to combat the impending end of the world. The team, including major Sandy Mellons, V.D. Johnson and Donkey Dixon, have joined forces with an ASSA (American Space Studies Administration) flight crew and a flatulent French astronaut. Numerous complications hound the mission. With their knowledge from Hollywood blockbusters;
Armageddon, Twister, Alive, Deep Impact and Apollo 13, can these unlikely heroes save the earth from disaster?...

Disaster the Movie is a claymation movie that spoofs any one of a hundred different Hollywood disaster films. Unfortunately it gets very tiresome very quickly. There really isn't enough here to keep the movie plodding on for its duration and the whole thing is stretched to breaking point.

To be honest there's nothing overly surprising here. Subtlety is not the name of the game and there are way to many unfunny sex and farting jokes. So it probably won't come as any surprise to learn that this is the brainchild of Roy T. Wood the creator of Celebrity Death Match - another short gag that was stretched to breaking point and ended up becoming annoying.

While this movie is far from a disaster, it's not overly great either. Great fun for anyone aged between 12-14, who sadly won't be able to watch this because it has a 15 certificate.

Another word of warning - you might like to double check the RRP. The press release we received quoted it as £9.99, whereas every online store we've checked claims it retails for £12.99.

I've no idea if there are any extras either. The press release doesn't mention any and we were sent a DVD-R check disc that only contained the movie. The review disc also had the words "Property of Dean Entertainment" printed at the bottom of the screen through the entire film, which also managed to obscure the occasional subtitle that popped up, as well as the captions that tell the viewer what location the next scene is set in.

Think long and hard before parting with your money. While there are some funny jokes buried amongst all the crass cheap laughs, they don't come along that often.

Nick Smithson

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