Skyfire Reviews

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February 12, 2021
Skyfire is a disaster thriller composed of equal parts cheese and magma, but it's clearly trying to recreate the good vibrations of the original Jurassic Park.
February 11, 2021
Imagine the rumble of 70s disaster flicks like Earthquake with the nature-gone-wild plot of Jurassic Park and you'll get the idea.
February 10, 2021
Unless you speak the language, it may be unfair to judge the awkward dialogue. But what doesn't get lost in translation is a blazing rock crashing through a glass observatory, or a flow of molten lava swallowing everyone in its path.
January 26, 2021
Some peril, violence in volcano eruption disaster movie.
January 21, 2021
Skyfire has all the proper excitement and rhythm of a popcorn disaster movie, but it's sorely lacking in the humanity department.
January 16, 2021
Skyfire offers substantial guilty-pleasure fun.
January 15, 2021
You don't watch a movie about an erupting volcano for the human drama, and where Skyfire excels is with its special effects.
January 15, 2021
It's all far more entertaining than it likely has any right to be.
January 14, 2021
It's no great leap forward in filmmaking, but the big-budget disaster movie "Skyfire" does prove that China is now capable of producing its own brand of utterly preposterous and enjoyably trashy popcorn entertainment for a global audience.
January 13, 2021
Won't erase memories of 'Dante's Peak' or 'Volcano,' and even they weren't very good.
January 13, 2021
You know those lenticular pictures you look at and see one thing, then look at from a slightly different angle and see something else? Skyfire is like one of them. Depending on your perspective, the movie is either middling or awesome.
January 12, 2021
It's extremely heroic and a lot of fun. I had a hoot!
January 12, 2021
It's an unabashedly silly movie fueled by dodgy visual effects and formulaic plotting, but also a fun one that is genuinely charming in the way it unironically recycles cliches.
January 12, 2021
It's dumb and cartoonish as can be and there's never a single moment in which you care at all about anything going on, not even when they drag in an endangered child in order to tug on the heartstrings.
January 12, 2021
Rocks spew, lava flows, ash envelops, people die and whatnot. Since it feels and looks like a poorly designed video game, none of it has an impact.
January 11, 2021
Whatever else comes from The New Chinese Century, their take on popcorn movie making is seriously People's Republic of Rubbish.
January 7, 2021
'Skyfire' is a molten cocktail of incendiary ammunition, out-of-bounds escapes, and the right-enough embrace of lunatic natural disaster filmmaking that puts thrillseeking excitement above all.
January 6, 2021
Hopes to dazzle audiences with grand spectacle and massive amounts of property damage, but offers little else worth paying attention to.
November 22, 2020
There's a ridiculous amount of fun to be had with director Simon West's Skyfire. The film takes Jurassic Park, blends it with Dante's Peak and adds-in some Chinese Five Spice for a rollicking rollercoaster ride of a movie.
November 18, 2020
Mostly this isn't the thrill-ride you might be hoping for. There's plenty of fire but, oddly, not much heat.
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