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It begins with massive earthquakes. The Black Sea disappearing into the earth. Vast chasms spreading into populated areas. And the worst is still to come! Jewel Staite and A.J. Buckley star in this paranormal thriller about the hunt for a modern-day Nostradamus who has predicted a celestial phenomenon that can annihilate nations and kill millions. Will the alignment of our solar system with the galactic equator lead to a globally cataclysmic disaster, or just a whole lot of creepy visions, shocking chaos and awesome destruction?
I'm not the type to criticize Anything the Syfy Channel airs simply because I'm tired of seeing so many others do so. By now everyone has to know these films are made on the cheap and are just brainless entertainment. But once in a awhile they air a movie that exceeds everyone's expectations and "Doomsday Prophecy" is one those movies.
The film isn't without it's flaws, as usual some of the effects suffer from it's obvious low budget and some of the characters could of been a bit more developed but the latter happens even in Hollywood's biggest productions. The film starts off with the world's oceans being sucked inside the earth, this immediately gets your attention and rest of the story keeps it there for the most part. The story is one of the channel's more original ones and the pace was brisk even with a few subplots tossed in that were not really needed here in my opinion. The basic story of the film's two leads attempting to save the world from impending doom while being chased for the rod by those that want to use it's powers for more evil things is certainly a different twist to the whole end of the world thing that has been done many times over.
The production seemed a bit above average compared to other made for TV movies like it and the acting was pretty solid from the entire cast but it's the film's two main leads, Jewel Staite and A.J. Buckley with their solid performances that took the film up another level.
Like I stated before you either "get" this channel's films or you don't, if you enjoy watching them for whatever reason then I suggest picking this one up because it's one of their better ones all around.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
Doomsday Prophecy: The Stories are True
"Doomsday Prophecy" is an entertaining film that it gets you thinking a bit as well, I had a good time watching it and I think fan's of the genre will enjoy it as well.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****