Regina is a budding young woman of 18 and wants independence from her overbearing and manipulative step-mother (wait, didn't I just review a Disney-related movie?!??). She finds retreat in her job at the movie theater playing Tempest at the arcade and doing the film booth guy. Everyone seems to find the comet intriguing except for Regina, and this works to her advantage. There are, of course, survivors, and figuring out life after the comet is going to be a challenge, but Regina and her sister Samantha are tough enough to stick it out and have fun, too. I found myself curious about what life was like before the comet, but at a succinct 95 minutes and after a particularly grueling week I didn't find myself that curious. It is easy to give away all of this plot in one standard-sized paragraph, but I found the campiness and plot "twists" to be a lot more enjoyable when I knew barely anything about it.
|Such splendid things are sibling bonds made of. Surviving intergalactic radiation and finding the perfect pair of heels.|