- 1 hr 31 min
Dracano is an action-packed disaster film that was released in 2013 directed by Kevin O'Neill. The movie features Corin Nemec as Simon Lowell, an adventurous geologist, Victoria Pratt as Kat, a tough as nails Air Force pilot and Mia Marcon as Simone, Simon's former love interest and team member. The film takes place in Los Angeles, where Simon and his team are on a mission to study the possibility of volcanic activity in the city. During their exploration, they discover that a group of highly skilled criminals are using a highly advanced technology to create man-made volcanic eruptions, causing massive destruction across the city. The criminals plan to use these eruptions to cover their tracks while carrying out a series of elaborate heists. With the help of Kat, Simon and his team must race against time to stop the criminals and save the city from complete destruction. The plot of Dracano is one of high-stakes action and thrilling scenes of destruction. From the opening sequence, where a volcanic eruption wreaks havoc on a Los Angeles neighborhood, to the final climactic showdown between Simon's team and the criminals, the film delivers on its promise of non-stop action. Along the way, Simon and his team must overcome a series of obstacles, including a government cover-up, a series of dangerous pyroclastic flows, and a massive swarm of flying reptilian creatures known as dragons. One of the strengths of Dracano is its well-crafted characters. Corin Nemec's portrayal of Simon Lowell is charming and charismatic, with a touch of roguishness that makes him a highly watchable hero. Victoria Pratt's performance as Katy is equally impressive. She plays the tough, no-nonsense military pilot with ease, and her chemistry with Nemec add a touch of romance to the film. Mia Marcon's Simone makes for an intriguing love interest. However, her character isn't as fleshed out as it could have been, and she does not have as much screen time as the other two leads. The special effects in Dracano are impressive, with some memorable scenes that showcase the film's disaster elements. The dragons are well-designed, and their attacks on the city create a sense of terror and tension throughout the movie. The film's depiction of volcanic eruptions is also well-executed, showing the destruction and chaos that such a phenomenon can cause. The only drawback is that some of the CGI is not as impressive as it could have been, especially in several key explosions and fire scenes. Overall, Dracano is an entertaining action film that delivers on its promises of disaster, destruction, and creatures. While the plot may not be the most original, the film's pacing and characters keep the viewer engaged throughout. The special effects are impressive, and the actors give strong performances, making this movie worth watching for fans of action-packed disaster flicks.