Thursday, September 07, 2006

Nerdiest movie ever?

What do you get when you combine Veruca Salt's Dad, Thufir Hawat, Hannibal Lecter, Bilbo Baggins, Dumbledore, General Veers and Ad-miral Piett*? A sci-fi convention? No, you get Juggernaut, a goofy mid-70s British disaster film. It's not that great it most fun for seeing so many British actors you have seen elsewhere. There is some decent tension in the terror on the high seas parts. The movie is set on a British ocean liner going from England to NYC. From the get go, it looks like no fun. It's all drab and 70s looking. Veruca Salt's Dad provides the comic relief as the purser who tries to keep everyone entertained. He does poorly before and after we learn some baddie wants to blow up the ship. Don't put it on the top of your Netflix list, but if you are a disaster movie completist, you should probably watch it.

*All the Fett fans can stick it, the real deal is Piett.

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