THE PLOT THUS FAR
When a mysterious planet crosses the sun, global catastrophes are unleashed. A rogue scientist is the key to deciphering the symbols and humanity’s only chance at survival.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse” is a TV movie about the end of the Earth. Specifically, a mysterious object causes issues with the Sun and now Earth is doomed for global failure. Throw in some questionable CG for cyclones and tsunamis, then the danger becomes real. A collection of the best runaway production TV stars show up to spout dialogue so inane that Tommy Wiseau would demand a rewrite. I feel bad downplaying these movies, as they are soft targets that never really step it up. In a way, it’s like picking on the Third World. They’re trying for stability and nothing more. Leave them be.
Who did Christopher Lloyd anger to keep starring in these terrible movies? Lloyd plays a weirdo that has created a device to stop the disasters, but he looks like he hates being in this. The list of sheer schlock that Lloyd has done over the last eight years is long. If you have the time, I’d recommend checking out “Foodfight” to get a real taste of what he’s up to these days. Zemeckis needs to watch some of these films and toss his old reliable a bone. That might be a tall order, as nostalgic geeks only see Doc Brown or Judge Doom and nothing else anymore. He was Reverend Jim, you hipster life-sucking ghouls! It’s like Classic TV doesn’t exist anymore. Doesn’t anyone bother to watch TV Land? They’re keeping Betty White on TV!
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. That being said, the transfer still doesn’t get much to do. The Dolby 5.1 track keeps all channels pumping. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the morbidly curious.
RELEASE DATE: 01/13/2015