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National Geographic: Forces of Nature (2004)



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Kevin Bacon narrates this documentary (produced by the National Geographic Society) which examines the elemental power of earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Combining striking archive footage with computer-created reenactments and interviews explaining just what causes these natural forces to lose control, the film's sequence on volcanoes is centered on the massive Soufriere Hills eruption of 1995, while an tremor in Izmit, Turkey, which cost the lives of 17,000 sets the stage for a segment on earthquakes, and Dr. Joshua Wurman leads a group of "storm chasers" as the filmmakers investigate tornadoes. Forces of Nature was shot and initially exhibited in the high-definition IMAX film format.


Kevin Bacon
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for National Geographic: Forces of Nature

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One of the few movies where the word 'awesome' truly applies.

April 29, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Often breathtaking, Forces of Nature reminds us of the true meaning of global power.

February 4, 2005 | Rating: 4/4

A tad dated when it was finished earlier this year.

September 17, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

An intermittently spectacular science lesson.

July 14, 2004
Top Critic

While the Hollywood movie cooked up its killer weather on special-effects computers, these are real.

June 10, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

With the spectacular opening of Forces of Nature, narrated by Kevin Bacon, IMAX outdoes Hollywood's fanciest effects wizards.

June 4, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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