Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – The Sequel!

Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – The Sequel!

Next week the EGU Seismology ECS team launch the most anticipated film competition of the year…! Move over Oscars; take a step back Golden Globes; it’s all about the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! 

In a world of endless sequels and massive franchise box-office behemoths, there is one sub-genre that is always guaranteed to entertain – the Geo-Movie! Films that have such a flimsy grasp of scientific accuracy that you can reignite the core or stop an earthquake with a laser-beam. Films that put the protagonists through ordeals that shouldn’t be survivable and yet they make it to the end unscathed. Films that are so bad… they’re good!

Back in 2020 the Geo-Movie Cup was run over Twitter and after a series of rounds, 2003’s ‘The Core‘ convincingly consigned the other contenders to catastrophic collapse! This year we’re taking out this masterpiece and changing a few films round to see what will become 2022’s Best of the Worst!

If you want to get watching (or re-watching…) these films before the voting starts next week, here’s the list, in no particular order:

The Journey to the Center of the Earth




Deep Impact

The Day After Tomorrow



San Andreas




Collision Earth

Dante’s Peak


Ice Quake


The Quake

Magma: Volcanic Disaster


10.0 Earthquake



The Wandering Earth

Which one will rise to the dizzying heights of geological stardom? Keep watching EGU_Seismo’s Twitter to have your say!

We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Janneke does her DPhil in DIAS, Dublin and is the Seismology ECS point of contact. Javier joint recently from Chile and is doing his DPhil in DGF, Universidad de Chile. Eric is finishing up his DPhil in Vienna, Austria and takes care of our Twitter account. Michaela is doing her DPhil in ETH, Swiss. Maria is doing her first PostDoc in DIAS, Dublin and since recently she is the editor-in-chief for the blog. Nienke hangs around in the University of Cambridge, UK and Walid is starting a PostDoc in Washington University in St Louis, US.

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