May 31, 2017
When Time Ran Out... (1980) (part 8 of 8)
They all walk a little ways, it’s hard to know how long, and Brian announces, “We’re here.” There’s a cave they plan to hide in to keep safe. That is, assuming they’re not killed by a possible rock slide, choking ash, or an oxygen-sucking eruption.
The volcano lets loose with another violent eruption. At the hotel—remember that place?—everyone is still watching from the veranda. Bob and Iolani are still watching from his veranda. Nikki sits at her vanity giving herself a meaningful stare in the mirror. Does that count? Ah, who cares at this point.
A second identical explosion to the one we just saw happens, only this time a giant fireball spews out on a direct collision course with the hotel. The guests scream and try to run. Iolani screams into Bob’s shoulder. Nikki watches out the window, via her mirror. It shatters as the hotel is hit and explodes in a horribly cheap, superimposed explosion.
From their vantage point on the other side of the crater, Hank and Kay can somehow see this and react to it. [?] Hank goes back into the cave and tells the others, “Everything’s gone. Guess we’re the only ones left.” Brian slowly processes the information and asks if they go on now. Hank says no, they’d better wait and rest until it’s all over. So, everyone finds a spot to sit down. And I can’t help but notice that for being on a now-deserted tropical island, in a cave, in the middle of the night, this place is really well lit.