'Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse'
(Christopher Lloyd, Joel Gretsch, Reilly Dolman, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: When a primitive astrology carving is unearthed in Peru, it triggers explosive meteor storms around the world. But this is only the beginning: Tsunamis, lightning storms, lava geysers and giant waterspouts erupt globally, each disaster corresponding to a specific sign of the zodiac.
DVD Verdict: Hmmmm. Well, OK ... 'Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse' is a very generic and stereotypical disaster movie that follows the dummies handbook of how to make a disaster movie. Everything in the movie was so predictable and scripted that you saw it coming a mile away. And this really brought down the overall enjoyment of the movie.
Sure, the movie was entertaining enough for what it is, but if you have seen any other disaster movie, then you basically have seen this one as well - in theory. The story is about a series of disasters that happen around the world, and the future of the entire planet rests in the hands of a few people that run against time to save the Earth.
Yeah, basically the same as most other disaster movies. And for some odd reason all these events were happening all around these people. It just didn't make sense. Why would all these cataclysmic events take place around these and not at random locations around the world? Effects-wise, then 'Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse' was adequate. The effects worked well enough for what they were supposed to portray. But they weren't mind-blowing or overly impressive. So don't get your hopes up for these.
As for the acting, well people were doing good enough jobs with their given roles. Joel Gretch was the one who carried the movie, no doubt about it. 'Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse' is a very average run-of-the-mill disaster movie that offers nothing new to the genre. You watch this movie once and never again. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.