Review: Shattered Earth
DVD and Digital: Shattered Earth (2021)
Isn’t it always the case…you spend 10 years building an expensive new tunnel, then just when you think all the hard work is done, along comes a series of natural disasters that threaten the lives of everyone trapped in there.
I’ve long had a penchant for disaster movies and this ticks lots of boxes for me: scenes of big destruction, people in peril, moments of humour (not always intentional), and some nail-biting tension.
Shattered Earth (AKA Cloudy Mountain) delivers on all of those…not always as well as in other disaster movies I’ve watched, but well enough to keep me fully engaged throughout its (slightly overlong) 114 minutes running time.
The personal relationship between a Father and Son keeps you emotionally invested, while many scenes of bombastic destruction are the eye candy that everyone looks forward to when sitting down to one of these movies.
The visual effects for the most part of very effective with only a few scenes which took me out of the moment for a bit, while the English language dubbing is questionable at times, raising the odd giggle when a character was saying something dramatic…but in a voice that really didn’t seem natural. Always try to watch movies in their original language (with subtitles of course) if you can.
The cinematography complemented some glorious scenery…before it was wiped out of course, and the soundscape enveloped me in all of the action playing out before me.
If you like disaster movies, then this is well worth your time.
Review by Dave from a disc kindly supplied by CineAsia via The Warrior Agency.