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"I can't believe this is happening!"
on December 16, 2013
I don't watch movies like this to learn dubious `science.' I watch in the hopes of being entertained, at the very least pleasantly diverted from the cares and woes of life in general. As a typical SyFy disaster flick, this one isn't all that bad. You get to see Santa on a snowmobile `geysered' to death by a blast of ice. If nothing else, this movie provides a good object lesson, don't put off hunting for your Christmas tree until Christmas Eve day when the world could possibly end due to a sneaky flow of methane gas snaking its way under Alaska. IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD! Sort of. The lead actors (Brendan Fehr & Jodelle Ferland) are agreeable enough, given the circumstances. Victor Garber tends to be a bit bombastic in the role of an army colonel driven to drink lots of coffee at the oddest times. The children are a little rough around the edges. But there's some beautiful mountain scenery. Plus, a whole lot of whining, animated chasms galore, and a hilarious solution to the problem at hand (when in doubt, blow it up).
Believe it or not, but this is part of my Christmas viewing lineup. Nothing says Merry Christmas like the sight of human popsicles littering the snow, caught in the middle of making snow angels.