The film opens up with a demolitions expert blowing up a series of mountains (just why he would be doing that is never explained) which somehow manages to trigger an enormous earthquake which threatens to rip right across the entire US. This is put down to a mega fault in the earth's crust and it's up seismologist Brittany Murphy and our said demolitions expert played by E.R's Eric La Salle to try and save the day with the help of the military and a satellite capable of creating earthquakes. Yes, their plan is to stop an earthquake by creating another one!
Well first up, given that it stars Murphy, La Salle and Bruce Davison of X-Men fame, the acting is mostly above average for a SyFy movie although not even this lot can make some of the awful dialogue sound good. The effects are what you would expect, mostly dodgy looking although there are some very good effects work when it comes to showing destroyed cities. The story is utterly ridiculous and will have any physicist tearing their hair out but there can be no doubting its entertainment value. As will all SyFy movies it zips along at a nice pace and provides plenty of action. It all gets a little sillier as it goes along, the climax will have the laughing your head off at how stupid it is, but remains fun throughout. The dialogue is rubbish and the effects not great but everything is ok in this entertaining piece of rubbish.
Anyone who watches a SyFy original film will have an idea of what they are letting themselves in for and MegaFault doesn't disappoint. Utterly ridiculous throughout but entertaining, at least Brittany Murphy fans can be safe in the knowledge that her final film was one of the better SyFy originals.