National Geographic: Forces of Nature (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

National Geographic: Forces of Nature (2004)

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Kevin Bacon narrates this documentary (produced by the National Geographic Society) which examines the elemental power of earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Combining striking archive footage with computer-created reenactments and interviews explaining just what causes these natural forces to lose control, the film's sequence on volcanoes is centered on the massive Soufriere Hills eruption of 1995, while an tremor in Izmit, Turkey, which cost the lives of 17,000 sets the stage for a segment on earthquakes, and Dr. Joshua Wurman leads a group of "storm chasers" as the filmmakers investigate tornadoes. Forces of Nature was shot and initially exhibited in the high-definition IMAX film format.
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Kevin Bacon
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Critic Reviews for National Geographic: Forces of Nature

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

One of the few movies where the word 'awesome' truly applies.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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Often breathtaking, Forces of Nature reminds us of the true meaning of global power.

February 4, 2005
Seattle Times
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Great images, to be sure, but there are just not enough of them, and too many static shots of researchers confabbing over instrument panels.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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A tad dated when it was finished earlier this year.

September 17, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
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An intermittently spectacular science lesson.

Full Review… | July 14, 2004
Variety
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While the Hollywood movie cooked up its killer weather on special-effects computers, these are real.

Full Review… | June 10, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Audience Reviews for National Geographic: Forces of Nature

½

A brief but interesting look at a volcano, an earthquake fault, and a team who's life goal was to capture the formation of a tornado on radar.

Tim Meyers
Tim Meyers
½

National Geographic always makes great documentary films. Forces of nature documents various natural disasters across the globe. Good computer graphics are combined with amazing real footage.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

[IMG]http://www.familyguy.ch/images/vulkan.jpg[/IMG] Though this film's footage of volcanoes was mind-blowing the rest of it's subjects were lacking. Overall a cool visual experience. Only to be seen in IMAX. If not the whole thing is not as compelling as other forces of nature programs on The Dicovery Channel.

Randy Emerson
Randy Emerson

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