Saturday, July 28, 2007

Boring movie coming soon

Great.. another bloody disaster movie about flooding and climate chaos. Simply called Flood we get to see London flooded. According to IMDB this is the plot summary.
Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.
It's true it's not a question of if, but when London floods, but it is questionable whether it will happen like this.

Mind you, if this did happen I would have a nice river view from the end of my road.

9 comments:

ScotsToryB said...

Totally OT, Dizzy.

Was it you who commented on the series 'Dexter'?

STB

Paul Evans said...

Mmm, I can virtually see my flat there, underwater.

Reminds me of the Not! The Nine O'Clock News sketch... "What would you do if London flooded? Drown."

Fidothedog said...

Looks like large parts of Wales and the West Country at the moment...

Anonymous said...

and Downing St would get a swimming pool... well it is built on a flood plain apparently.

Housing Minister Yvette Cooper sums it up:

"What we are not saying is that there should be no house building anywhere in the city of York, which is on a flood plain - the Romans built it on a flood plain - or around 10 Downing Street; that's also on a flood plain. The thing about 10 Downing Street is that it's protected by the Thames barrier. There are very good flood defences in place. That's what you've got to take account of."

Anonymous said...

I was so bored by the concept, I couldn't even read to the end of the excerpt you ran. At the end, does Danny Glover, playing Al Gore, rescue London?

James Barlow said...

It's also not a question of "if, but when" the Sun explodes and destroys the Earth, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

In the screen shots it shows Whitehall and Westminster almost underwater. I imagine that would put a dampener (pardon the pun) on the massively centralised British state. Are you sure it's a disaster movie, and not uplifting entertainment for all the family?

Anonymous said...

London underwater Id go see that for a laugh,no eastenders real or imaginary no cokneys ditto and my house would quadruple in value bring it on.If the government took global warming seriously they would be moving to higher ground.

Man in a Shed said...

The more films with Engineers as their heros the better as far as I'm concerned.

However what about the poor bastards who aren't protected by the Thames barrier in the Thames Gateway ?

Do you think Gordon will announce that such a flood could never have been foreseen and set up an inquiry to learn lessons. Get himself photographed nodding his head with the Chief constables of Essex and Kent before flying over the dead bodies in a helicopter and promising a review and to learn the lessons ?

flashgordonnz said...

Mitch, it ain't global warming that will flood London, its the fact that the GB mainland is tilting. Scotland is rising and Kent & SE are sinking. I forget the rate.