A film to showcase Adrian Paul and Amanda Tapping, and not much else.
The idea of this movie is quite interesting, but nothing is really done
it. The title leads one to expect some sort of a disaster or horror type
movie, and it doesn't really deliver. What the film does do is showcase
talents of two very underrated stars, namely Adrian Paul (of Highlander:
Series fame) and Amanda Tapping (of Stargate SG-1). Adrian Paul gets to
a mortal character this time, and it takes something of a mental
knowing that he could get hurt or even die. Amanda Tapping's character is
very close to her Stargate SG-1 character (she's a nuclear physicist or
something like that), but she displays a vulnerability that isn't inherent
in her role as Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1. All in all, the plot of
movie isn't very interesting (even with Malcolm MacDowell as the bad guy),
but it's worth watching if you're a fan of one of the stars..
I watched this movie only because I was falling in love with Miss
Tapping on STARGATE SG-1.
The only part in which I thought she was as pretty as on the series was
when she's in the bathtub and Mr. Paul kisses her on the shoulder. One
assumes her to be nude then. Unfortunately, she remained half-naked--in
increasingly sexual situations--for the remainder of the film. What a
waste of the rose of sci-fi!
Why did Eva have to be a civilian scientist rather than a military one
like Samantha Carter? At the end, she was escaping through a tunnel
while her superiors mistakenly thought the cloud of gas had killed her.
When American military personnel die in action, a tune called "taps" is
played. The resulting inadvertent pun on the actress's name would have
caused us to laugh over her instead of cheering..