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" Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, October 2, 1997 AAI ,e "Volcano," w00latile vaporizing vehicle by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer Los Angeles has been torched again. Only this time it's not rioters and looters, it's mother nature. Every stop to think just how dysfunctional the nature family must be when mother has all this destructive power and is not afraid to use it. A toasted, L.A., people running amuck, hundred of deaths and injuries, all due to a nasty river of hot lava. This is the basic premise of the movie "Volcano.' A volcano has exploded under the City of Angels. Resi- dents figure it is just another earthquake. But they should have been singing "Nearer My God To Thee," or other campfire songs. The tar pits reheat, and the lake in MacArthur Park starts to boil. Now there is something else for Richard Harris to sing about. Soon the streets are running with a mean, mad mud, marshmallowing everything in its path. Is there no hope for L.A.? Will it become a coastal crispy critter? Our hero, played by Tommy Lee Jones, has an idea and it works and the home of Angelenos is saved. This leaves two questions. Is this plausible, and how did an actor of Tommy Lee's talent get talked into playing second banana to a river of hot rocks? At one point the film takes an attempt at what could have been an excellent storyline. Does a man owe a greater alle- giance to the people he is sworn to protect orto his family? However, the writers barely touched on this point, and then went on to have more fun burning L.A. If you want to see good special effects for volcanic action "Dante's Peak" is the better film to rent. If you were a one time resident of Los Angeles and just want to see your favorite tourist attraction go up in flames then rent "Volcano." L I. L . roU :.m,,,t 8. ' 4.'1" +m 'L g. lm -j I0.  l't 1 I I I IIIIIII 100 L Hwy. 372 Pabnlm. NV 727-5010