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Icetastrophe DVD Review

Icetastrophe DVD

There are worse ways to spend 87 minutes.

“Icetastrophe” (AKA “Christmas Icetastrophe”) is a Christmas themed disaster movie in which a meteor splits in half and crashlands in a small town (Lennox). Upon impact, giant ice crystal formations sprout up, people freeze to death instantly and, in some cases, shatter, ice shards go flying, flash freezes start spreading, and deadly ice storms start blowing. Amidst all of this, the story centers around an astrophysics student (Alex) and two families. There’s the heroic father (Charlie), his selfless son (Tim), and his ex-wife (Faye). The other family is comprised of a rich business man (Ben), his daughter (Marley), his jackass son (Scott), and wife (Krystal). Naturally, the two families are connected in some ways as Charlie works for Ben and Tim is in love with Marley. Will everyone make it out alive? What is the story behind the second part of the meteor and can it be the key to survival?

“Icetastrophe” (which, of course, aired on SyFy channel) is exactly what you think it is. It’s a low budget disaster flick with lots of ice centric mayhem and thin characterization. With all of that said, however, this is surprisingly better than most SyFy disaster flicks I have seen. Granted, that isn’t saying much, but it’s as much praise as it deserves. Truth be told, it’s all very routine stuff. There’s action, there’s family drama, there’s familiar plot points, there’s a happy ending, you get the drift. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but if you absolutely have to watch one of these things, you can certainly do worse.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The cinematography and FX are better than the usual cheap disaster flick.

Audio Track: 5.1 Surround. How does it sound? The cheesy ice sound f/x, high tempo music, and dialogue sound as crisp as can be.

The only extras are trailers for other Alchemy titles.

 

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May 2, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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