Movie Review: Fate Is Cruel and So Is Aftershock

Was Aftershock just an elaborate ruse by writer-producer-star Eli Roth to justify an extended vacation to Chile? Probably not, but Roth and pals spend so much of this gruesome earthquake flick’s first half partying, drinking, dancing, hanging out with hot chicks, and dancing and drinking some more that you have to wonder. Especially since these scenes have little narrative clarity to them — they’ve been cut so haphazardly that they look like someone’s crappy party videos tossed in a virtual Cuisinart. Maybe that’s the point, since the film eventually tosses its characters into a more gory Cuisinart of sorts.



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