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0 out of 0 users found this helpful For a 90s movie Amazing
As an MSNBC fan, this has become one of my favorite movies for its large presence throughout the film. The story is very well established and the acting makes it somewhat believable. I wish MSNBC would promote like this to reach a bigger audience.
1 out of 1 users found this helpful Moving
I still cry about half the time when I see this movie. The scene with the wave coming in over the family beach house is breath taking. Okay, the wave special effects don't jive with the warning about the wave's size, speed or impact on buildings, but this is the movies. What is looks like matters more than strict continuity or scientific accuracy. The 70s disaster flicks set this standard. Set it, carved it in steel, and ran 99 yards with it for touchdowns. The characters are strong in this movie. They have weaknesses, stupidities, and a sense of bigger-than-life drama with reasonably-normal people. "We'll all have high schools named after us" is one of the great bombed jokes in movies; a dumb joke in a stressful time that works just like dumb jokes in stressful times in real life: oops, I opened my mouth and it fell out. I have watched this movie more than almost any other. My wife won't watch it at all because it disturbs her too much.
5 out of 9 users found this helpful Awesome movie, a must-see!!
I absolutly loved this movie, it was very moving and dramatic. The actors come together so good its incredible. If you've never seen this movie, stop reading and go out to rent it!!
10 out of 13 users found this helpful Hope and Inspiration
The best part of this movie is the way you find yourself wondering what it would be like to be one of these people faced with this extinction being hurled at you. Ultimately, a situation beyond your control is the more frightening when you know it is approaching and can count down the days, hours and minutes until its arrival. The hope that exists, even in the face of such overwhelming disaster is inspiring. You wouldn't think this movie could inspire, but I was surprised to find such a reaction. Morgan Freeman makes and excellent president. A person who is willing to lead, rather than a slave of the public he is serving. The fact that several characters choose their fate when they could choose another is in all the mini stories interwoven through this movie. We all choose how we live, and, with luck, how we die.