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Krakatoa East of Java Reviews

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November 15, 2016
Escape from exploding volcaoes
½ June 9, 2014
More look like a cheesy fireworks festival.
July 20, 2013
A film which can be summed up in five words: Krakatoa is WEST of Java!
½ July 12, 2013
Great disaster movie, excellent special effects and littered with subplots and stories of the cast that battle through this two hour disaster movie of volcan eruption, great stuff, Love Brian Keith in this, a very underrated actor
May 22, 2010
It was long and pretty dull although, for it's time, the effects were not bad.
December 20, 2009
Totally dull movie until the volcano explodes.
½ November 22, 2009
It's nothing more than an overblown disaster movie (No pun intended). It is probably best known for one of the dumbest title mistakes ever done - Krakatoa is west of Java. There are some good special effects, the story is too hokey though and the performances are wooden and lack spark. Mildly entertaining and too long.
½ August 1, 2009
Lots of shouting at fire and things like that.
May 1, 2009
The incredible day that shook the earth to its core.
Super Reviewer
½ April 20, 2009
the only goodness was the bevy of native beauties
½ February 5, 2009
dissapointing film but still ok in that old disaster moviekind of way.
Maximillian Schell and Brian Keith shows the strongest presence here, while the rest of the cast (+ director) are pretty weak.
rayman0071
Super Reviewer
November 17, 2008
Let's leave aside the small problem of one of Karkatoa which is actually being west of Java,instead of East. Another problem not being fictional here about one of the greatest disasters ever witnessed by man. The epic 1969 adventure saga was basically the last wave of films to be produced in Cinerama 70(that were released during the late 1960's)and also very entertaining of the big budgeted "Panavision" films that exploded during that era. The movie is about treasure hunters who encounter the volcanic island just as it blows apart and who then get bounced around in the ensuing tidal wave that is so technically impressive if narratively lame. The tidalwave sequence alone is worth the price of admission. Here various characters faced certain dangers above on the island and below the depths of the ocean including one horrifying sequence with one of the characters facing a monster squid. An interesting cast of famililar actors(which includes Maximilian Schell,Diane Baker,Brian Keith,Rossano Brazzi and Sal Mineo)portray the mixed group of adventurers,but the script and dialogue are so pathetically weak one just wants to get past the high drama on the high seas and the watch the geological fireworks,since fortunately they make quite a show. Not to mention some bathing beauties too in some great underwater sequences. Basically this movie came out in the summer of 1969 and was released thru Cinerama Pictures and ABC Pictures(yes,the American Broadcasting Companies motion picture division)and distributed by MGM.
½ August 25, 2008
The film is as misdirected as the titles geographical error. The adventure tale has no kick to it.
August 18, 2008
Weak fictionalized telling of the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883. They apparently weren't even aware that Krakatoa is west of Java, not east. If you want to learn about what really occurred, read the outstanding book "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded" by Simon Winchester.
May 30, 2008
Totally dull movie until the volcano explodes.
May 14, 2008
Started very badly (almost as a musical), then got much better, as it turned into an early disaster movie.
February 11, 2008
actually krakatoa is west of java,,,hmmm
February 2, 2008
Your typically bland disaster flick with soap opera plots that will bore you to death. And what is a solitary musical sequence doing in this movie?
January 11, 2008
really good filmif you love volcanos like me
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