Super Cyclone

Year of Release: 2012
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 1.6 / 10
Level of Awful: Medium
Breast-O-Meter: 0 /5

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When I’m alone and life is making me lonely I know I can always go – to the DVD cupboard and rake through it long enough until I find a movie by The Asylum. I’d had a rough day and I knew that only a movie with implausible disasters and highly questionable science would do the trick, and so far as those two things go Super Cyclone is a major winner. It’s so implausible and questionable, in fact, that I didn’t even believe the opening credits. Plus it has Dylan Vox in it, and wherever that man goes absolute cheese is sure to follow. I’m going to try and explain this bizarre series of events to you, but I recommend getting yourselves a copy and watching it yourselves – this one’s good for a few dozen laughs.

We appear to have sprung a hell-fire leak, captain.

OK, so, the movie goes a little something like this. We start off on an oil rig where the men are out going about their day as usual. They’re about to tap into a rather large oil deposit which, given the current economic climate, is going to mean good business all round. During the survey of the area, however, nobody seemed to notice the GIANT magma pocket located just next to the oil, and the rig drills into it. This sudden release of pressure creates a super volcano that begins to erupt under the ocean, as well as taking out a series of small islands. Despite the fact that the rig is clearly floating, it also starts to leak into the structure but without causing any serious damage or threat to the people on board.

Dylan Vox is The Rig Captain.

This erupting super volcano begins to cause a number of problems. First of all, it starts to make the ocean boil. No really – the ocean is bubbling like a kettle. This, in turn, creates a massive cyclone above the rig that’s roughly the size of the entire continent of North America, and it’s (very) gradually making its way towards land. Now this cyclone is particularly dangerous because it’s also creating freak lightning storms, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. The other problem comes in with the oil reserve – the oil begins to mix with the lava, gets sucked up into the cyclone and suddenly the whole storm (and subsequently the sky) are on fire.

I have a sneaky suspicion that Adele’s behind this…

Thankfully Dr Jenna Sparks is on the case. She’s Asian and uses phrases like “We may be able to use my nanotechnology research to stop the storm!”, so you know she’s gonna be able to save us all. Of course, before she can save us all she has to get herself to a safe location, which is tricky in amongst the general looting, angry black hillbillies with guns, and minor catastrophic flooding. Her first plan to save mankind involves taking one tiny plane with a suicidal pilot, flying it into the eye of the cyclone and seeding it. This will stop the storm and, through some mysteries of science, also plug the volcano. When that fails she’ll have to resort to a more daring plan of that involves a navy destroyer, some good sailing, and a tanker of liquid nitrogen. Then, and only then, will she be able to call herself Earth’s saviour and begin dating one of the daring young men that assisted her in this endeavour.

Note to self: when you win the lottery, donate an actual helicopter to The Asylum so they don’t need to keep CGing them in. It just looks silly when people are meant to look like they’re being blown by the wind from the propellers and the helicopter hasn’t been edited in anywhere near them.

LIFE’S LESSONS LEARNED:

  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation cures people with serious burn wounds.
  • ‘Hold it together’ literally means grabbing onto a plank of wood and trying to stop an oil rig from falling apart.
  • Warm water and moist air are the real Devil’s playground.
  • Every movie needs a crew member to act as the designated hay thrower.
  • Performing minor surgery in a ship’s kitchen in no way compromises minimum hygiene standards.
  • Clean shirts are the signature look of a man with a college education.
  • The oceans in the tropics are known to boil from time to time.
  • Modern ships and cars are designed to withstand being picked up and dropped by enormous tornadoes.
  • After being adrift in near-boiling water for 5 hours what you really want is to be covered with a blanket.

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Posted on October 28, 2012, in Awful Level: Medium and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Let me guess, its a film about a Cyclone that’s super. haha 😀

  2. Hahahaha, this sounds as epic as Metal Tornadoes!! LOVE IT!!

  3. You can never go wrong watching a film from a company that’s created such memorable classics as I Am Omega and Alien vs. Hunter. This movie sounds awesome. Nice review.

  4. Worst movie EVER! This insult to actors everywhere rates a close second to “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”. I think I actually lost IQ points just watching it. The filming was so “back yard” not to mention the editing. Someone forgot that when in the eye of a storm, in a helicopter, one might tend to seem more nervous. These people looked about as nervous as one might look say riding on the kiddy coaster at the local fair. Also, paper outside the choppers windows colored to resemble grayish clouds….COME ON..THROW SOME WATER ON IT AT LEAST! LMAO! Wow! Did these actors get put on the “i will only do cheese ” list? I am embarrassed for them all. Maybe the good doctor should have stayed on E.R. She played a much better “Dr. ” on T.V. My condolences to everyone involved. Including the families who suffered the absence of their loved ones during the filming of this movie…must’ve been one hell of a day! Ha!

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