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For those who have never seen our future:
It’s all about the Space Needle. This outrageous building is our city.
The Space Needle's such a nice guy.
Eh, I used to really despise it, but, like most things we see EVERY day, begun to find appreciable beauty in it. That said, I think it is the last building that will fall due to an earthquake. It is built on a screw that goes to Beijing.
Fucking bicyclists think rules are for other people.
I've never been happier about the Space Needle. Would someone seriously not think about turning left or right?
What annoys me about this whole thing is the distinct lack of anything Seattle except for the Space Needle.
What the fuck?
So what the bmxer causing the earthquake?
I don't get it.
And do they actually have real-time richter scale doohickies like that?
This post ruined my day, Charles.
Do not taunt Space Needle.
It's one of our city's brands, afterall (if not THE brand) and a cool one at that.
Imagine being Portland or something and having nothing to show for it.
And since when was the Space Needle made of cheap concrete?
Last I looked, it was thick steel, with giant bolts holding it to the ground.
Of course, that one could be the replacement for the cheap concrete one.
That was craptacular!
They could have at least obliterated a Starbucks with it.
That is why I hate bicyclists! This one totally left a major wake of destruction. He even broke the space needle! Everyone: get into your car. No more bicycles. They cause earthquakes.
At the end he rides down some concrete steps to get away from the crumbling Needle. There are no such steps:
Were they counting off the Richter scale measurements or rating how much the movie was sucking on a scale from one to ten?
Minor continuity errors are nothing. Wholesale violations of the laws of physics are quite another. That's the stupidest video clip I've ever watched.
As far as "Seattle" goes, the building that's supposedly our future is almost 50 years old. Anyone see a problem there?
I love the parallel universe that the Space Needle represents. Even if it's a lie, I never want to see it vanish altogether.
That's actually not the Space Needle, since the filmmakers never got permission to use it in the film. It's the Spaceneedle. I vaguely recall that the Space Needle corp. sued to have those scenes removed. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364146/trivia
I enjoy disaster movies, but his one looks appallingly, needlessly, hopelessly crappy.
Somebody needs to take the ZOOM option away from that cameraman.
That was so awesome...my heart's brain exploded.
I remember when that one came out... I was told my co-viewer "I they're only going to how the Space Needle in Seattle."
And yeah, fucking bicyclists think rules only apply to everyone else. How retarded.
And what made that car suddenly decide to flip over? Is this Tremors IV?
That was gay.
I didn't know Christian Slater was such a RAD biker!
It would have been better if he had escaped the falling space needle only to be skewered by the sharp antenae thingy that falls off at the end.
There is no way the Space Needle could fall over and not break in half (or and least crimp) on the way down due to rotational inertia.
Wow. Another pathetic attempt of Vancouver to look like Seattle. (even the telephone poles are canadian).
Really, you're riding your bicycle along and suddenly the street starts buckling and buildings start crumbling around you and you just keep riding--even over the tops of cars? Yeah, gotta get to the Space Needle, that'll be safe. Except oops, it's not because it's built of movie magic so it's crumbling and then its falling and its falling in a straight line--right at me--and I can only steer my bicycle straight ahead and I know I'm doomed as the shadow engulfs me...
The sad part is this was only 1/10th of the lameness of the entire movie (yeah, I watched the whole movie when it came out, so sue me...)
What is this? A Mountain Dew ad?
The hot chick in her underwear did the wrong thing. Nowadays, the advice is NOT to go to a door frame – it's "drop, cover, and hold." Drop to the floor or ground; move (if you can) under something to provide cover from falling debris; and hold on so that if your cover moves, you move with it.
Most injuries in earthquakes are to the legs and feet, and they happen when people fall while running (or trying to move to a doorway). Get down, get under something, and hang on.
YEAH BIKE JUMPS!!! COOL!
Jesus that was awful. Awful awful awful. That's the worst disaster movie sequence I've ever seen.
And hating the Space Needle is like hating your genitles. Deal with it.
That was sooooooo AAAWWWEESSOOMMMEEE!!!!!
I love the one part where the cyclist is riding madly down the street and it looks like he's being chased by the evil Space Needle. Awesome.
Also, apparently, the Weekly becomes the Enquirer and the Post-Intelligencer becomes the Statesman. And something becomes the Washington Sun (?).
And we shop at places named Casual Elegance and Galaxy of Shops. And live in condos with names like Napoli.
So I don't get why it was dark at the hot chick's house, but light everywhere else. Was she in a different time zone or something, like Kent?
And seriously, fucking bicyclists. First they get their own lanes, now this.
Also, note to bicyclists (and others) trying to get away from a falling monolithic structure: It is best to head in a direction other than the one the structure is falling towards.
Hm...let's see. Space Needle 605 feet high...according to the clip, our plucky hero has 50 seconds to ride away from the falling Needle in a straight path in which the Needle happens to be falling, ok. So, in order to make it, he has to ride faster than...what...about 8.25 mph?
Should have just coasted along to give the building a sporting chance.
The most retarded part of this movie was that the governor and the gov's kid got away safely while everything and everyone else went to hell, died, or underwater.
I wanna see a disaster flick about those hollow volcanic islands on the west coast of africa falling, creating a tsunami 4 miles long that destroys the entire east coast of america. THAT would be fun, then maybe they would make the statue of liberty into a raft, gather two of every animal and flee to safety.
Jumping all those cars and delivery men slowed him down, I expect.
Whew, @37 catnextdoor, it's nice to know I wasn't the only one to watch this lame movie. Deep Impact's tidal wave did a good job on the East Coast--have you seen that one?
@36 Will, how dare you inject math into this discussion, math is hard. Now my brain hurts. Waaaaa.
39- I remember seeing the previews for it on tv and PLANNING on watching it. What was it called? 10.0?
I'm netflixing Deep Impact right now!
@40 No, no 10.0 wasn't enough, they had to make it that much worse by making it 10.5.
THATS right... my bad.
10.5 jesus. I really loved the maps of california and how there was no more SF or LA, Napa became waterfront vinyards and all the Santa Cruz hippies were sleeping with the fishes.
Funny stuff. Brings back memories.
Space Needle's too good for 'em, I say!
Crushing bicyclists is what the SLUT is for.
What stupid NBC TV movies was that? NEWayZ, I love the Space Needle.
Seattlest had this up at least a month ago
how i enjoyed reading these comments. so smart. so entertaining.
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