With all that said I'me already set to record part two. Here are my problems with this film: 1 cheap special effects, like something out of the old computer. Together, the two parts helped to push the channel to the top spot for the year's November. Other performances were not quite as distinctive, but Thomas Gibson did an okay job as power company administrator Mitch, as did Nancy McKeon as the determined reporter Amy. The whole message of this series at least the two parts I watched seemed to be that we humans are bad, bad creatures. Louis arch crumbling, but we never really saw it fall. I was pretty willing to overlook the paper-thin characters, lame dialogue, and clichéd, disjointed plotting.
Ambitious reporter Amy Harkin is stuck reporting on the heat wave while trying to find proof behind the scenes that Lexer and Midwest are responsible for the lack of sufficient power. Three dimensional storyboards, called animatics, were used to allow the filmmakers to see what a scene would look like before shooting, using a digital version of the actors. The movie at times tries to put in morale in about the environment and global warming and such but all those things come across as forced and look silly because of that in the movie. I therefor also feel that some of the negativity toward this movie is for most part unjustified. Category 6: Day of Destruction seems to be trying to create the same sort of superstorm drama for the small screen. Meanwhile, Mitch Benson , the Chief of Operations at Midwest Electric, is struggling to keep power going to the residents because the six-week heat wave is straining the system and residents are refusing to follow power conservation requests.
Jeez if the director tried to fit in any more meaningless plot lines, there would have been no time less for the actual disaster, which, given the pitiful state of the computer graphics, was almost certainly the intention. Back in 1998 - 2000 there were dozen of films that dealt with global destruction of some sort. Another missed opportunity: if there was going to be a 15-foot storm surge from Lake Michigan, I don't remember it. And of course, all energy companies are evil. I loved the veiled references to George W. So they just chickened out.
However Category 6 does a great job of wrapping everything up and still being very excited. However there are quite a few characters to keep track of and at times things start moving at a quick pace. Benson also finds himself caught in a conflict of interest as he is having an affair with the Lexer's public relations representative, Rebecca Kerns. Kelly Running time 174 minutes Distributor Release Original network Original release November 14 — November 17, 2004 Chronology Followed by Category 6: Day of Destruction is a 2004 four-hour television that was broadcast in the United States on in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 17. In Australia, this was screened all in one night in Feb 2005 beginning at 7:30pm and ending at 11:30pm, four hours! A sequel to the 2004 miniseries , this film starts directly after the events shown in that film. I just can't miss a film, no matter how bad it looks to be, as long as it promises some kind of cinematic carnage.
And this is only the first part of the film. There are some good actors in the movie. It even offers up several info dumps — about the Fujita or F-scale for measuring tornado intensity, about the vulnerabilities and problems of running power systems, and some entry-level discussions on Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect. Some of the plots were predicable. There are no palm trees in the Midwest. And the plots made some sense here and there.
But maybe not -- in any case, this reeks. I was sitting at home and flipping channels when I ran across what potentially sounded like an interesting film. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with many critics feeling that the first portion of the film was weak and confusing due to the large number of characters being introduced at once. As Mitch struggles to get the system back up, the two storm fronts converge on Chicago to combine into the most powerful and destructive storm in recorded history. In Category 6: Day of Destruction 2004 Putlocker Full Movie, Tornado in Las Vegas. I was surprised that I didn't come out of this one with a drilling migraine.
But the movie does a good job at keeping the pace high, even though when nothing is happening. This sets off a deadly chain of events leading to the national power grid's collapse and potentially massive damage. Of course, at the end, the main characters will survive and life will go on. If you want to see decent B grade disaster movies then see Earthquake, Flood etc. What is with the bad boyfriend storyline? Someone thought that entering 'Enron' into the script would give it currency when discussing power companies. Also, Dianne Wiest did a great job as the Secretary of Energy, who played a role in getting Chicago's power restored and hoped the problem wouldn't spread to the entire country. The movie may have been too ambitious: I didn't feel the story of the nation's power going out reached its full potential; we knew it was happening, but didn't really see it.
We aren't left with too many predictable and trite results, and it still has entertainment value. Very routine formula film about a disaster. But I don't really see what's the big deal about it, since the special effects get never featured that prominently in the movie. This is the sort of typical dramatic disaster movie that features many characters in it, of which none really ever work out as an interesting or engaging one. It seems to take for ever before the introduction and build-up in the story stops.
If you are going to make a movie about weather, at least have some decency to entertain the viewer with technical details. Concerned and upset that the storm system formed unnoticed and that they were unable to warn the people, Goodman begins closely tracking the system. I felt kind of a letdown when the storm hit Chicago, because it really didn't seem any worse than any other storm most of the time, especially when our heroes were braving the elements--though that was plenty exciting. He puts his camcorder in a suitcase and throws it out his window and he is sucked in the tornado. Okay, so I enjoy a romp through destruction now and then - I'll admit it, I'm a disaster movie fan. The various weather scenes blended together of real natural disasters with the computer-generated shots, with care taken to match up the details of the various scenes. Let business run riot and we get Enrons and all kinds of devious stuff.
And regardless of John Stossel, the government is the only control we've got. And did I hear someone say that the nuclear electrical power generating stations had to shut down because there wasn't electricity to run the safety systems think about that one? She found the experience to be fun, noting that it challenges actors to use their imaginations while performing. My husband and I almost turned this off after the first hour of the first night, but decided to stick it out to see some potentially cool special effects. Harkin gives Benson a ride to the mall to pick up his family, then they go to rescue her pregnant sister-in-law from an elevator. Director jokingly noted that his biggest mistake in the film was giving Price the key line in that scene. It was later released to on February 15, 2005.