252: Signal of Life (2008)

  |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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A massive earthquake strikes off mainland Japan causing the temperature of the Pacific Ocean to rise meteorically, leading to a massive storm to hit Tokyo and for it to be inundated with ... See full summary »


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14 January 2011 | thisissubtitledmovies
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| more disaster than movie
excerpt, full review at my location - Named after the Tokyo Fire Department code that indicates the discovery of survivors in need of rescue, Nobuo Mizuta's latest offering is inspired by a real-life rescue event that occurred following the Chuetsu earthquake of 2004. Ambitiously comparing itself to The Towering Inferno (1974), while at the same time allowing expectations to drop by throwing Japan Sinks (2006) into the mix, 252: Sign Of Life still has its work cut out, so will it sink or swim?

Anyone who can appreciate a studied, haunting portrayal of mankind's struggle against its self-destructive tendencies is better off watching something else. 252: Sign Of Life is more disaster than movie, disguising its lacklustre script with impressive effects but little else.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

6 December 2008

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,489,379

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