An expert on volcanic activity arrives in a sleepy town at the base of a mountain he's sure will blow, but can't convince the townspeople to evacuate. View more >
disaster related peril and gore
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renee Smith... View more >
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"Dante's Peak" has scored some points for casting Linda Hamilton as the mayor of the small town that's about to be destroyed by a volcano. In my opiinion, she's played the sexiest mayor in motion picture history. And that's part is one of the reason why I like this movie. Pierce Brosnan leads the cast in this volcanic version of "the towering Infero," as lave and fire descent on the small town of Dante's Peak, that the title of the film. You will be on edge of your seat as fire regin on that small town and who will survive.
Good disaster movies don't have to have bullet-proof plots to be enjoyable, and Dante's Peak is definitely enjoyable.
Pierce Brosnan does a credible job at playing the role of hero/scientist and the special effects are well done. Linda Hamilton fills the role of small-town mayor very well.
While some of the action sequences go a little over the top, and the special effects are sometimes very evident in their use, the devastation wreaked upon a small mountain town with the limited intelligence of placing itself at the bottom of a volcano and in a river valley is pretty cool to watch, in a disaster-movie, fictionalized, sort of way!
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