Maximum Velocity
MAXIMUM VELOCITY;
aka, MEGA STORM. 2003

Director: Phillip J. Roth

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



In Maximum Velocity (2003), an asteroid straifs the Earth's atmosphere which together with global warming hastens the arrival of persisting superstorms. Five-hundred mile winds, perhaps sustainable indefinitately, are predicted along the eastern seaboard within twenty-four hours. If the storm can't be stopped, the east coast will be blown flat, & that'll just be the beginning.

Storm Fury, a hurricane-generating secret weapon, is brought on line to try to blow out the superstorm before it gets going, thereby saving the world.

If it sounds stupid, that's because it is. Even the stock footage of storms is badly chosen. The "original" FX are punier still. The biggest "star" is Michael Ironside as the General.

The imaginary technologies involved never make a lick of sense even in a fantasy-jibberish context. "Suspense" consists of stuff like someone yelling, "It's not working fast enough!"

copyright by Paghat the Ratgirl



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