Firstly, I want to point out that I wasn’t too thinking about the movie initially, because I thought the idea of an end of world scenario that takes place so quickly with no instantaneous event (like alien invasion or meteor) would be challenging to believe, and then any plot will be eclipsed from the over-the-top total destruction on screen. Probably due to low expectation, I thought the movie was barely entertaining.
For a 2.5 hour movie, the pace with the movie was pretty good. ซีรี่ย์จีน was mainly carried by plenty of localised disasters, like shattering earth, crumbling buildings, volcanic eruptions coupled with fireballs. While there were nothing being blown up, the actors did enough to provide the urgency of the situation, even if the pseudo science wasn’t so believable.
The almost non-stop destruction seemed pretty cool initially, but as soon as the 20th close-shaves for the main characters, I found myself frowning at their dumb luck. As the car jumped over chasms after chasms, squeezed through gaps after gaps, the suspension of disbelief was completely destroyed. And I would later feel significantly less emotionally placed on the key characters, since the obstacles they faced following that were simply speed bumps on the way to definite survival.
The pseudo science was quite annoying, but I guess we can not fault them for trying. Providing a pseudo scientific reason for the catastrophe only agreed to be being responsible. But couldn’t defeat the choice from the location where the human salvation project was integrated the movie. Sure I have in mind the was picked for your reclusiveness, jurisdiction of the superpower, anticipation rising sea levels. But seriously, if earthquakes are amplified across the fault lines, that can be quite stupid to build the project in high altitude. After all, mountains are manufactured due to pressure between tectonic plates.
All in all of the, it had not been a bad movie, considering I went within low expectation, but it had not been great either.