Directed by: Jason Bourque
Starring: Jewel Straite, A.J. Buckley, Alan Dale
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Running Time: 92 minutes
Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars
I am a sucker for Syfy Original Saturday Movies. “Doomsday Prophecy” is just that and nothing really else. It is exactely what you would expect from a low-budget action/disaster film. It does have a great cast though Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) and A.J. Buckley (“Supernatural”). If you are looking for something to do on a lazy Saturday night “Doomsday Prophecy” is the way to go for sure.
The plot is simple (of course), the events of a prophesied day of destruction begins to unfold, massive earthquakes…the Black Sea disappearing into the earth…and that is only the beginning. There is a predicted celestial phenomenon that can annihilate and kill millions. It is up to the stars of the film to assist in avoiding globally cataclysmic disaster.
The Blu-ray looks sharp with its 1080p transfer and sounds great with its 5.1 Dolby Digital track. These films don’t have the best visual effects but for what they are worth they are good and very entertaining. The only special feature included is a behind-the-scenes featurette called “Doomsday Prophecy: The Stories Are True”.