The Asian-American female doctor Jacqui Kim , who arrives at the scene, gives first aid to firemen and hero's daughter, and organizes the evacuation of Cedars-Sinai Hospital as the lava flows toward it. Through Roark's direction, explosives are used to create channels in the street to divert the flow of lava into , which will later flow into the , but Barnes realizes that the street is sloping in the opposite direction and instead the lava would flow directly towards the injured patients, much to the displeasure of Roark and Fox. In light of the 1997 motion picture Volcano a fictional story depicting a volcano emerging under Los Angeles , we posed the above question to U. Knowing that the train is melting, Olber sacrifices his life to save the driver by jumping into the lava flow, throwing the driver to safety. In university, I took a grad course in vulcanology. It was commercially distributed by 20th Century Fox. My dear grandmother, who immigrated here from Italy decades ago, lives in fear of it one day erupting.
Others become entertaining in spite of their flaws or authorial intent. Roark then spots Kelly nearby, trying to retrieve a small boy who wandered off, putting them in the direct path of the collapsing building. Volcano explores civil viewpoints, such as awareness, evacuation and crisis prevention. The heroes manage to escape by driving their limo through a collapsing high-rise tower. Mike wants to shut down the subway line adjacent to the sewer line, but Stan fears shutting down subway system as it still needs to prove its reliability. It is a simplistic tolerance narrative which should be satire, but Volcano wants you to see it as something meaningful despite the hamfisted presentation. Reese shows up with the family dog Max, along with a call from the on how to rebuild the city.
Then he pitches in and helps them lift a giant concrete barrier. That happens further north in the Cascades of Washington, Oregon, and northern California and that's why they have some active volcanoes like Mount St. While it is meant to be a straight-forward disaster picture, Volcano cannot help but be a little jokey about itself. All that's missing here is the plot, turning this grade-A visual feast into another ordinary B-movie. Some movies turn out simply mediocre. But he ends up going to work anyway when seven Department of Water and Power workers are apparently cooked to death in a sewer line under MacArthur Park.
Los Angeles and southern California may have a lot of potential for earthquakes, but are probably safe from volcanoes for a while. I have to go to the office for a while. Meanwhile, Olber leads his team through the tunnel to the derailed train, searching for survivors. Dante's Peak had better special effects, a more entertaining story, and a real mountain. By the end of the semester, I didn't learn a damn thing about Spock, but I did learn an awful lot about. Advertisement Jones is at ground zero when the La Brea Tar Pits erupt and lava flows down the street, melting fire trucks. Recording artists and among others, contributed songs to the music listing.
Minutes later, in the , volcanic smoke and ash billows out, followed by high velocity that burst out of the tar pits, which ignites several buildings. An 80% full-size replica of Wilshire Boulevard, which was one of the largest sets ever constructed in the U. They calculate the speed and realize that they have 30 minutes until the lava hits the end of the Red Line. Fortunately for you Los Angelites, that plot is about as realistic as the alien-invasion Battle for Los Angeles flick. It is not enhanced for widescreen televisions. Gator and the officer sacrifice their lives to detonate the final explosive charge. His daughter , who comes along for the ride, gets trapped by a lava flow, is rescued, is taken to a hospital, and has to be rescued from the path of a falling skyscraper that her dad has blown up to redirect the lava flow.
One escapes and survives, but is severely burned on one side of his face. At that point the lava reaches the dead end of the Subway tunnel extension, and explodes out of the ground in a massive geyser. Mike and Kelly happen to be on Wilshire when the eruption occurs. It's said that Volcano cost a lot more than , a competing volcano movie released two months ago, but it doesn't look it. Geological Survey or the U. The cops were cast to look like some of the officers involved in the Rodney King beating. The was coordinated and supervised by Dale Ettema and Mat Beck.
The film also tries to launch some sort of romance between Dr. Barnes determines another eruption will occur at Wilshire and San Vincente; destroying the hospital where Dr. Synopsis: Something unspeakably chilling is ultimately starting to heat up at The City of Los Angeles! The disaster: A complex geological disaster along with with bad omens from the Maya calendar combine to destroy Los Angeles. In the mid-1990s, the genre experienced a mini resurgence thanks to the stunning success of the summer tentpole film Independence Day; which operates exactly like a disaster movie though it is rarely regarded as one. Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city! But the movie takes place at ground level; It's about how lava boils out of the La Brea Tar Pits, threatens a stretch of Wilshire Boulevard, and then takes a shortcut through the city sewer system. The film wisely spends little time with idea, but when it does appear, it comes off as perfunctory compliance to the genre. Despite an earnest attempt to create compelling stories, filmmakers often miss the mark.
One laughter-inducing example is a moment when Kelly gets too close to a lava bomb and it spits some lava on her leg. The lava keeps flowing for much of the movie, never looking convincing. Local oddities and lose property in the initial eruption. Nice try, but it just doesn't work. While taking samples, a more powerful earthquake strikes, and Rachel is killed when she falls into the crack that is later engulfed by a rush of the hot gases.