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YMMV: Volcano

  • Anvilicious: The film has a message about working together in the face of a crisis, but it's put in some of the most blunt terms, including everyone looking the same from the volcano ash after the eruption.
    • Or the not-so-subtle jab that building a subway in Los Angeles is wrong.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Build a Wall" and "March of the Lava", by Alan Silvestri.
  • Fridge Logic: Too many instances to count (though the You Fail X Forever at the bottom of the main page helps), but when the firemen and cops all start cheering out, 'WOOT, we just stopped the lava pouring down the middle of main street!" So, uh, what about the dozens of side-streets that it's obviously been flowing down as well?
  • Rooting for the Empire: Many people wanted the lava to win.
    • Why? Probably because of the cheesy dialogue and general silliness of the plot.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Narmtastic dialogue, Genre Blindness and Convection Schmonvection all rolled into a cliche ridden disaster movie. It's practically a perfect storm of elements for bad movie lovers.
    • But the heroism aspects resonate even stronger after 9/11.
  • The Scrappy, Damsel Scrappy and The Load: Kelly. So. Very. Much.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The lava effects are impressive, holding up very well for a movie made in 1997.


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