It’s a Disaster is quirky and funny, but it suffers from half baked stereotypical characters and a predictable storyline with a low stakes apocalypse.
In this doomsday comedy, four couples who meet for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end.
The film starts on a promising note with a quirky set of characters. Like the famous “This is the End” the movie mines comedy from their different breakdowns in the face of impending doom.
There’s some snappy screenplay here. Even though the scope of the movie is small, the characters elicit laughs and liven up the small setting. David Cross serves as a funny contrast to the group, which is made up of self-absorbed characters.
The cast delivers great performances and has one of the funniest surprising movie twists.
However, as the end draws near, there’s nothing to make you care for these people. They’re stereotypical caricatures against the backdrop of a low stakes apocalypse. The couple on the brink of divorce, the swingers, the dull mismatched couple, and the neutral couple have predictable story lines.
It’s a Disaster didn’t need to use big names and meta jokes but still managed to be funny in its own way. Unfortunately, its half baked characters and generic turns didn’t made it engaging enough. The open ending though, is far better (and one of the best) than This is the End’s 90’s throwback send off.
My Rating: 6/10