Dante's Peak (1997)

I don't know what to say about this movie. The special effects and disasters were cool, but the plot was weak. Perhaps part of the problem is that the movie attempted to maintain accuracy at some points of the film (e.g., concern about premature evacuation) and not others (e.g., acidic lake burning a hole through the boat*).

Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan)

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 95% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

*I read after watching the movie that if a lake were so acidic to do this, that the passengers would first die of the sulfur in the air.

Instant Comments:
6 min mark. "Dante's Peak" is the name of the mountain. The scene suggests it's a dormant volcano with an unlikely chance of erupting. The protagonist says 10000 to 1.

Harry and Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton)

Ouch. Burned in the hot spring.
With that kind of trauma they probably won't ever go in a hot spring ever again.
I don't understand why his boss sent him to investigate and then seems to be so reserved about evacuation. I feel like when it comes to natural disasters, it's better to err on the side of caution. [The critical reception section of the Wikipedia article for the movie has a reference which mentions the financial impact of a false alarm.]
What was the point of going off rope?

Paul Dreyfus (Charles Hallahan)

"I don't know how to tell you this. But I never really cared for your coffee."
So many cars with passenger seats. Why wouldn't they give the walkers a lift?
The molten lava burning through and pouring in was cool.
Why not look back? The debris? Perhaps duck and cover would be better advice? [Okay now he says "Get down!"]
Ouch. That bone. I'd probably faint.
Holy crap. Climatic save.

Harry and Ruth (Elizabeth Hoffman) run from the lava.

Movie magic? I feel like a lot of debris fell. It should have taken longer to rescue them.

Watched 20191126 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20191130)
Dante's Peak (1997) Roger Donaldson. 108 min

Relevant Links:
Dante's Peak (IMDb.com)
Dante's Peak (RottenTomatoes.com)
Dante's Peak (Wikipedia.org)

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