Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fire From Below 2009

     A mining company owned by Andrew Stevens has a dig operation going in a cave.  They discover a vein of pure base lithium and an explosion brings it to the surface.  All the men working the dig are killed and the Lithium becomes combustible whenever it comes into contact with water.  Jake Denning and his fiancé Toni Nelson are both seismologists traveling through the area and they discover a body at the lake.  The military is called in and about 200 bodies are found at a town near the lake.  Two of Jake’s team members and a military sergeant are pulled into a part of the mine when the ground collapses under them.  Jake needs to blow up the source of the lithium and also find the three missing people underground.
     Usually movies with Kevin Sorbo are much better than this one?  A lot of the special effects are good but the dialogue is terrible!  This must be a TV movie with very low budget and there is a constant and ever-present false sense of extreme urgency at all times.  Of course, there is the potential for the lithium to form a nuclear bomb!!  If this is viewed more as a comedy, it’s easier to watch!!  2* (I didn’t like this movie)

89 min, Adventure directed by Andrew Stevens, Jim Wynorski with Kevin Sorbo, GiGi Erneta, Maeghan Albach, Alex Meneses, Glen Morshower, James Hampton, Alex Cord.

Note:  Imdb 2.6 out of 10, 19% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 2.9* out of 5* with 90 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Eustace and Dallas Texas and Marengo, Indiana.  There are goofs in this film too.  The equipment used by the US Army is obsolete or no longer used.  A piece of wood was supposedly charred on the underside by flames in the lake water but the nearby posts don't show any damage?

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