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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Nicholas Lea, Tom Skerritt, Shannen Doherty
  • Summary: This killer-storm disaster sequel to "Category 6: Day of Destruction" runs the risk of being insensitive (with footage of real-life killer storms and their aftermath still being shown daily on the news), but perhaps manages to avoid that label by being completely preposterous.
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Fans of this telefilm's predecessor... will probably enjoy this upped ante of a sequel, though it once again mixes spectacular effects with childish human melodrama.
  2. There's little point in critiquing the acting other than to say this isn't a production that will embellish anyone's list of credits. Nearly everyone here is a caricature trying to make the best of a miniseries that is all about the special effects.
  3. Accidentally ridiculous. [4 Nov 2005, p.69]
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The storms in this production have more personality than the characters who chase, study and prepare for them.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    "Category 7" blows and then some.
  6. To sit through these four hours is to deserve compensation.
  7. 0
    The miniseries is about as enjoyable as toenail fungus or that sickening commercial for its cure.

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  1. Positive: 27 out of 79
  2. Negative: 50 out of 79
  1. Aug 28, 2014
    After seeing "Category 6" just a few days ago... what a disappointment.

    We have a new set of characters, whom you start to familiarize with
    only in the second part (who they are, names, family members, ideals, connections...)

    The plot is weaker. It dashes forwards, and the scenes just keep flying back and forth. I especially hated the camera work during the action (few seconds from here, few seconds from there) and strange, "artistic" decisions that really made the scene not better, but worse.

    It's also strange to me how a city-wide black out actually saved Washington DC when Chicago, in the previous part, was destroyed when it was powered out already. Maybe they explained it at some point and I didn't catch the difference, but that really seemed like a big inconsistency.

    The special effects were, if possible, worse. I can live with that in a movie like this, but when the general structure, plot, and acting were so much worse than in "Category 6", I was utterly disappointed.

    Not a total waste of time, but it feels so much worse next to its stronger prequel.

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