3 Decent Disaster BoxsetAshCaton | 12/04/2009 | See all AshCaton's reviews (116)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Flight of the Phoenix (2004) -***This remake of the original 1965 film isn't quite superior to it's predecessor, however it is still worth a watch for a brilliantly slimy turn from Giovanni Ribisi as Elliot, as well as a reasonably tight storyline with some excellent sequences, particularly the plane crash and the clash with the native desert people. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson and Miranda Otto put in solid performances, and Hugh Laurie is fairly amusing as the irritable Brit, but Ribisi is the real star.The Day After Tomorrow (2004) -***This huge blockbuster is most remarkable for its incredibly realistic new reels and its way of showing what's going on all over the world, as opposed to just where its main cast are. Unfortunately, the film gets much less gripping in the second half and the cast seem to realise this and get slightly bored by the whole thing. It's ending is pretty predictable and lets down an otherwise shocking film. Worth a watch, just for the spectacle but if you want to be truly scared by climate change, watch An Inconvenient Truth.Volcano (1997) - **An awkward and unfeasible thriller notable for two things:1. You've gotta love Tommy Lee Jones, whatever he does (Men In Black II included.)2. It's actually quite funny, particularly when Don Cheadle gets going.As with The Day After Tomorrow, this film is far more entertaining when everything is just starting to go wrong, the sluggish second half just isn't as fun.