14 April 2016 | Leofwine_draca
One of the worst disaster movies in a sub-genre studded with stinkers
I'm not surprised that nobody else has bothered to review this no-budget disaster flick filmed in L.A. because it's really terrible. It doesn't even have the budget of your garden variety SyFy Channel or Asylum movie to do the subject matter justice, so what you're left with is a completely inept production with zero redeeming features.
After an unintentionally hilarious opening disaster sequence involving a hot air balloon crash, the viewer hooks up with a group of teenagers travelling on a school bus. Through whatever machinations the scriptwriter comes up with, the bus ends up stuck inside a sink hole, and the various emergency services have to do their best to save the kids before they die.
Despite the potential of that premise, this is a really dull film. It should have been like the Stallone disaster flick DAYLIGHT but instead it's just amateur hour all round. The performances are really poor with only a few familiar faces in the cast (hi, Eric Roberts!) who are underutilised anyway, and the CGI effect of the sink hole itself is among the worst I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of bad effects in my time. If you want an idea of this film's kind of talent level, I can report that the director also made ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS, the writer also scripted THE ART OF WAR II: BETRAYAL, and the lead actress also made SAND SHARKS.