Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin
Landau, Trevor Howard
1979, 103 Minutes, Directed by: Ronald Neame
Probably the last disaster movie (Towering Inferno, Earthquake
and Airport) in the 1970s to be made.
That is before the
genre made a semi-comeback in the 1990s with Twister and
producers probably thought that giving Meteor a sci-fi
flavor (remember this was made soon after Star Wars when
sci-fi meant big bucks) with a lame story about a giant meteor
about to hit the earth would draw the crowds. Well, it didn't.
The film is one of the largest box office duds ever made - and
Except for a spectacular mud
slide, little of the allegedly lavish budget can be seen on screen. In fact the
special effects are atrocious and the dim-witted storyline rehashing all the
disaster movie clichés is even more so.