SPOILER WARNING, SPOILER WARNING
"Eve of Destruction" was originally a mini-series for television, now released as a full-length film. This "disaster movie" features, among others, Aleks Paunovic, Treat Williams and Steven Weber. The plot pits unscrupulous profiteers, duped scientists and naïve eco-radicals against each other in a race against time to save our planet from complete destruction as an experiment with "dark energy" goes terribly wrong.
Despite its annoying stereotypes, "Eve of Destruction" is a tolerable action/drama movie...for about one hour. Then the characters just gets too stereotyped, the plot too illogical, and the tempo too slow-paced. Imagine a slow-paced film featuring the death of 500,000 people in the city of Denver...
Note also the subtle anti-environmentalist message. The eco-radicals are terrorists and call themselves Occupy the World. They, too, are somehow to blame for the explosion of the Mad Scientist Generator. In the end, the duped scientists and the sweet little eco-terrorist Ruby (who just wanted to save the planet and get a boyfriend) hug each other, since we are all to blame, blah blah.
Yepp, doesn't that just break your heart. As a concession to reality, the real crooks get away in the end, planning to build a new "dark energy" reactor somewhere in the Third World instead...
Only two stars, Mr. Covert Brownlash.