(out of 5)
Anne Heche is a bouncy geologist who discovers the hard way that Los Angeles is sitting on a major volcano hot spot and is seconds away from turning into the world’s largest lava lamp. Tommy Lee Jones plays a local cop who stumbles upon her during a city-wide panic and together they team up to evacuate some families from their apartments or stop a few people from walking into sewer holes, but other than that what could they possible do against a volcano! The stars try admirably, but the more complicated stunts are incredulous, and the most elaborate effects shots look fake.
Directed by Mick Jackson
Cinematography by Theo van de Sande
Music by Alan Silvestri
Production Design by Jackson De Govia
Costume Design by Kirsten Everberg
Film Editing by Don Brochu, Michael Tronick