Friday, May 18, 2007

Unhappy Anniversary Mount St. Helens Film Voted Worse Disaster Movie Ever Made!



St. Helens (1981)
The lousiest climactic payoff of any disaster film ever. Released just one year after the May 18 eruption, this cynical quickie devotes only its final 11 minutes to the eruption and its aftermath and the sequence is, to put it mildly, something less than a special-effects masterpiece. Instead, it's a hacked-together hodgepodge of still photos; stock footage; cheap process shots of what appears to be cigarette smoke knocking over cars; and panicky, flannel-wearing hicks bumping into each other. Art Carney plays stubborn old Harry Truman -- who, judging from the movie's volcano-blast effects, died after being sprayed with a large hose.



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