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  • Series Premiere Date: May 21, 2006
  • Season #: 1
10.5: Apocalypse Image

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  • Summary: In a new miniseries sequel that has "disaster" written all over it, a series of super-sized seismic events (they're called "quake swarms," people) threatens not only the west coast--as in NBC's earlier "10.5"--but the entire United States and perhaps all of the western hemisphere.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    The disaster-movie clich├ęs pile up in 10.5 Apocalypse.
  2. 50
    The sheer brazenness of its borrowed trashiness makes it oddly watchable.
  3. "10.5: Apocalypse," is visually dazzling, relentlessly hysterical and also a sequel, which means that most viewers sitting down to watch it know what they're getting into. That should damp down any untoward expectations -- the appearance of a believable character, for instance, or piece of dialogue, neither of which, be assured, is to be found here.
  4. Everything about the [miniseries] is so lousy, it's difficult to pick just one failure. [19 May 2006, p.65]
  5. 12
    A laugh-out-loud disaster.
  6. 10
    The sheer cheesiness of it all is astounding, and it's bad cheese, not the campy variety that can offer guilty pleasures.
  7. Poorly acted, terribly written and plotted with audacious ridiculousness, "10.5: Apocalypse" is TV junk food that's neither tasty nor filling. It's just junk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
  1. PhillipMJ
    Jun 7, 2006
    It's a brilliant drama with loads of action well worth watching. I can't wait for part two tonight.
  2. BrentW
    May 22, 2006
    I wish some critics would look beyond the first layer and dive deep into what is being said. This movie has a lot of truth and if you would read in the bible you might see some similarties into what these therories are representing. I think the acting is well done and that the way it is shown on screen is so different it is refreshing to watch. I think more movies should be made like these. Sometimes I think critics are to harsh and scared to admit that there is truth in this movie that may hit too close to home or the heart. Expand
  3. CherylH
    May 23, 2006
    I would love to have this movie on DVD when will it be available?
  4. GregH
    May 22, 2006
    There's a problem with having a sequal two years after a "part 1"... the actors have eaten bags of hohos in the meantime. 10.5 part 2 supposedly takes place within hours of part 1, yet no one can explain how the charactors played by Delaney and Cubitt have mysteriously gained about 15 pounds each - within hours. The actress who plays the Presidents daughter (she's so bad her name eludes me) - my god, how can anyone act this badly and be allowed in front of a TV? She looks like she's about to have a nervous breakdown with each line she reads. The last "oh geez" moment is when Cubitt's charactor decides to get himself killed by hovering no more than 6 inches above boiling water behind a dam, oh, and then hovering 2 feet *in front of* that dam that 's about to burst. Cheeeeeseyyyyyyyy! Expand
  5. SamG
    May 24, 2009
    I rated this as a 2 since the camera work ruined it. It seemed as if it could have been a good movie, except the zoom in, zoom out was horrible; it was not natural. No one ever moves in then moves out when talking to someone. The first time this movie came out, I stopped watching it after 15 minutes. That was all the time I could bear with that camera work. It was making me sick. Expand
  6. AdamW
    May 23, 2006
    Horrible... the special effects are awful, the scences aren't realistic (e.g., King's Peak in Utah is WAY above the timberline), the acting is pitiful, and the screenplay is garbage. This is Le Bad Cinema! Expand
  7. BillC
    May 21, 2006
    Dead air would have been more entertaining. I was forced to channel surf for commercials.

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