National Geographic: Forces of Nature
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National Geographic: Forces of Nature
It is one thing to contemplate the immense power of nature, another to experience these forces first-hand. "Forces of Nature" showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and severe storms as we follow scientists on their groundbreaking quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered. Audiences will learn what is being done to predict and prepare for these events -- and minimize their deadly effects -- as they come face-to-face with Earth's most destructive forces.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the few movies where the word 'awesome' truly applies."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A tad dated when it was finished earlier this year."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"An engrossing 40-minute National Geographic documentary."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Forces of Nature doesn't just show nature at its angriest; this film explains how and why as well. It's a highly entertaining way to learn valuable lessons."
‑ Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News
"This is one of most beautifully shot documentaries in recent memory."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Often breathtaking, Forces of Nature reminds us of the true meaning of global power."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"An intermittently spectacular science lesson."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"This 50-minute tour of three of nature's great disasters will leave you shaken. Sometimes literally."
‑ Jim Carnes, Sacramento Bee
"Captures the grandeur and terror of our Midwestern cyclonic storms."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Puts audiences extremely close to a series of deadly disasters of the type most of us just read about."
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Great images, to be sure, but there are just not enough of them, and too many static shots of researchers confabbing over instrument panels."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"While the Hollywood movie cooked up its killer weather on special-effects computers, these are real."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An entertaining but frustratingly brief look at the way earthquakes, tornadoes and volcanoes affect humanity."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"While occasionally dry and over-reliant on computer-generated visualizations of the Earth's core and tectonic plates, this documentary's impressive footage of natural disasters is nothing short of amazing."
‑ Angel Cohn, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you're a person who thinks 'severe weather advisory' means 'time to sit on the porch and watch the lightning,' you'll go for Forces of Nature."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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