Written by Luke Barnes
I know I said in my The Wave review that I was done with disaster films, however here I am doing it again; I have to get my shlock fix somehow.
Anyway ignoring the ridiculous nature of the plot with the same man being at the centre of two separate natural disasters and surviving both, I would argue this is actually better than the first film.
Firstly, as the recurring protagonist is more of a defeated man here he is easier to warm to, whereas in the previously he came across as unlikeable. Moreover, you buy the bond he has with his kids more so here, and the wider emotional soul of the film feels stronger this time around.
I also thought the spectacle and the effect used looked far better this time around. Yes there was a wide gap in-between the two films so of course the effects will look better as they are newer, but I also thought they were used more effectively: the scene in the collapsed skyscraper is proof of what I am talking about it was incredibly tense.
Overall, this is definitely better than the first film though the two do share a lot of the same issues.
The lead is more relatable this time around
The emotions of the film connect more
It is more visually impressive
It is more of the same
It is incredibly dumb and falls apart the more you think about it
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