Disaster movies are pulled from Japanese screens after tsunami
A woman in a luxury hotel at an Asian beach resort goes for a wander – it’s an idyllic and beautiful setting but there is something ominous in the air.
Suddenly, before she or the street vendors can get away to safety, a huge tsunami comes rolling towards them, sweeping up everything in its path.
Thus begins Clint Eastwood’s recent film Hereafter. It is a spectacular and grim overture which inevitably has become very uncomfortable to watch for some audiences in the wake of last month’s disasters.
Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Hollywood studios have postponed the releases of several films featuring images of mass destruction, flooding or entrapment.