As our solar system aligns with the galactic equator, it appears the Earth will be torn apart at the seams. But when it looks like the author who predicted the destruction may have a solution the hunt is on. And when he turns up dead things just get more complicated while the Earth begins to disintegrate.
A.J. Buckley (Eric), Jewel Staite (Brook), Alan Dale (Slate), Bruce Ramsay (Garcia), Rick Ravanello (Henning), Gordon Tootoosis (John), Matthew Anderson (Dennis), Roseanne Supernault (Raven), Hiro Kanagawa (Yates).
Doomsday Prophecy starts off looking like a low budget mess before ramping things up a bit with a mildly interesting plot. The tension builds nicely as Eric and Brook are thrown together and begin to try and save the planet. Add in a rogue military group and a panicked government and things get even more interesting up to the end which was a mild disappointment.
Acting was decent with Buckly and Staite doing pretty well, despite the film feeling beneath Staite. Dale, Ramsay and the remainder of the supporting cast were a mix between good and inexperienced.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were okay if not great. CGI is where this one missed the mark with obviously fake effects used so frequently they actually detracted from the film. The cracking Earth scenes were poorly done, as were space effects. Dialogue was decent and move the story along. Sound and soundtrack were a bit bland but not awful.
Overall Doomsday Prophecy is a mid-level entry in the Deadly Disasters genre that doesn’t really push many boundaries. The plot is simple and easy to follow, technical work is okay, and sci-fi thriller fans may enjoy this one.
With some violence, this should be fine for teens and above.
Doomsday Prophecy is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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