Monday, May 3, 2010


Last night, for lack of anything interesting on tv (True Lies etv, really? that's the best you could come up with??) we ended up watching 2012 again. You can say what you like about it, but there's nothing I like better than a good old fashioned disaster movie. Huge waves, earthquakes, meteors crashing into the Atlantic Ocean, people screaming as they fall into gargantuan cracks in the earth - bring on the popcorn!

"Earthquake" was one of the first I was ever allowed to see when I was about 6 years old. As my dad and I watched this the first time, a small tremor from a nearby mine made a mirror come crashing down from the wall. That was a bit more 3D than I'd anticipated and I was put off watching "grootmens" movies until...

This came on the tv one night. I'm surprised now that my parents let me watch it, but I remember that they felt it was a classic and it would result in a gap in my upbringing were I not to see it. This was and remains one of the most claustrophobic movies I have ever seen.


Followed closely by the "The Towering Inferno" as the second most claustrophobic. There's also a scene in this movie that I am convinced is the cause of my fear of heights, where a bunch of partygoers are trying to escape the burning building by chair and rope attached to the roof of the building across the road.

Tomorrow : Disaster! The Sequel.


  1. I think my first "grootmens" movie was Blue Lagoon, crisis that was damn near porn! :)

  2. I know! I also saw that on the old M-net waaayy back in 1987! must have slipped under my parent's radar ;)