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6 Degrees Entertainment

'LA Apocalypse'
(Gina Holden, David Cade, Raymond J. Barry, Marco Berrios, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Overview: When a catastrophic earthquake hits Los Angeles, freeways crumble, skyscrapers explode and rivers of lava surge. But this is only the beginning: The planet's core has destabilized. Escaped prisoners rule the streets. Anarchy has been unleashed. Can one man (David Cade of Big Time Rush) now battle his way across a still-collapsing city to rescue his trapped fiancé (Gina Holden of FINAL DESTINATION 3), or will a danger more deadly than nature trigger a total L.A. doomsday?

DVD Verdict: So, let me get this straight: the premise of the sci-fi film 'LA Apocalypse' is that, for the most part, a catastrophic earthquake has hit LA, freeways have crumbled, skyscrapers have exploded and rivers of lava surge down what were once streets ... and even as the earth's core itself has destabilized, one man (David Cade) is now going to battle his way across a still-collapsing city to rescue his trapped fiancé (Gina Holden)!

I mean, fair play to the guy for the effort, but this isn't called 'LA Apocalypse' for nothing and so we know from the off a) he's gonna run into trouble, b) he's gonna miss finding her several times as she keeps moving, c) that there will be horrible CGI involved, and d) he will eventually have her in his arms again, so just why do we watch these B-movies?

Well, because they are complete escapism, that's why! For one hour and twenty minutes we get to watch as Calvin (David Cade) battles forces of nature and errand human forces along his surely-he-cannot-make-it-in-time journey to find, locate, and hold his trapped fiancé Ashley (Gina Holden). We root for him like nobody we've every seemingly rooted for ever in cinematic life, which proves that the Directed-by Michael J. Sarna ('A Tiger’s Tale') 'LA Apocalypse' does have something for us all. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.