- Network: CBS
- Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
- Season #: 1
- 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
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Nov 6, 2005
- Episode Length: 240
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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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.
Accidentally ridiculous. [4 Nov 2005, p.69]
Aug 28, 2014After 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.… Expand