Film Review: Quantum Apocalypse

Ken Baddish. Bad by name, Baddish by filmic nature! He is quickly becoming the new king of low-budget disaster movies as he appears to be involved in so many of them recently!

The Premise

Hello Black Hole that’s not a Black Hole that’s going to eat the entire world.

The Disasters Faced

Black holes, anti matter, dark matter, a lack of energy drinks (at room temperature I hasten to add), heart attacks, EMP’s, silliness and general stupidity of people in a panic.

The Execution

Quantum Apocalypse is a film that takes every single weird and wonderful quirk from the disaster movie genre – amps it up and then force feeds it back down your throat again in a low-budget confused mess. It’s all the better for it, although its also got lots of faults. The actual quality of the film is a bit grainy which is strange for a recent film. The sound production and the music used sometimes is SO unsuited to what’s going on its actually comical. Aside from that the acting capabilities are also quite wide and varying too. The actual story is preposterous – not so much the disaster reason – because they generally are. It’s the cast and the motley crew that’s brought on board. I’ve not seen such an unlikely crew since Armageddon! Bring on the energy drinks, ciggies and a number 2 HB pencil of course… The script is OK enough. The fact that a savant is used a main plot device offers a different touch to things too but well… it’s all a bit clunky!

The Effects

Some of the effects are passable such as the atmosphere being sucked into the dark matter hole. Others are laughable.

Why It’s Worth Watching

Quantum Apocalypse feels almost like a parody of the TV Disaster Movie genre. Each character is such an extreme version of the classic archetype its jarring to watch but also quite entertaining too – even if its not always for the right reasons. Drinking game is best used for whenever the nutty professors decide to act like idiots. Leave it to the poor Savant to save the day! The twist in the tale towards the end though is actually quite good though.

Best Death

The onscreen deaths aren’t really much to speak of but there London destruction scenes about as good as it gets here.

Best Character

Rhett Giles does a great job portraying a man with a mental disorder and GiGi Edgley is equally nuts in the other direction.

Weirdest Moment

Aside from the purposely weird things, the step mum is an utter non presence who is the most un-mum like character is ages. She appears to have no heart, no emotion and little in the way of anything at all. It’s so jarring that she doesn’t fit in with the rest of the film she was just a moose.

Conclusion

Almost parody like, Quantum Apocalypse is a very guilty pleasure that I’m sure most will find awful and not enjoyable at all. The minority that adore these types of so bad its good films will relish it – even if it does slip back into the back side again.

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