Scientists working to harness “Dark Energy” as a limitless source of power scramble to fix things after realizing they have made a deadly mistake. Further complicating things, the experiments are sabotaged by a group of eco-terrorists.
Steven Weber (Dameron), Christina Cox (Reed), Treat Williams (Salinger), Aleks Paunovic (Ruslan), Colin Lawrence (Jackson), Jessica McLeod (Ruby), Leah Gibson (Chloe), Michael Northey (Dominic).
Eve of Destruction launches well enough with some backstory and setup before taking some time on character development. Once moving the film delivers a good mix of action, suspense, and drama. This 2-episode made-for-TV mini-series employs a good plot with some nice diversions added to keep things interesting. At the same time it is a bit light in a few areas, likely due to limited time and audience appeal being made-for-TV.
Acting was reasonable if a bit rough at times. Weber presented his usual with mild emotion and good energy. Cox did okay playing against Weber but felt cold and detached at times. Paunovic was an enjoyable addition with good energy, emotion, and delivery. Williams and the remainder of the supporting cast did fairly well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were good but again this was obviously a TV series and not a feature film. Effects, both CGI and physical stunts, were mild but reasonably well done throughout. Dialogue was okay with only a few rough spots. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
Eve of Destruction is a reasonably well done sci-fi action adventure for a TV series with good production quality and acting. Sadly it just doesn’t build up the energy it had the potential to produce. Those who enjoy lighter action will probably like this the most.
With some mild violence, blood, and action scenes, this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: TV Shows, Miniseries, TV Action & Adventure, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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