Movie Review: Arctic Blast

“Arctic Blast” on IMDB

Sci-fi, 92 Minutes, 2010

[This is the sixth review for this edition of  my semi-regular “my-wife-is-visiting-relatives-so-I’m-watching-loads-of-crappy-movies” film festival.  Yes, we’re back to the schlock.]

Pollution has caused a hole in the ozone layer.  You know the ozone layer that protects us from direct ultra-violet radiation?  While a dumbass movie like “The Core” [IMDB] will lie about the science and show a hole in the ozone melting bridges this movie takes a completely different tack and just completely and totally makes its own shit up from the get go.

THIS movie says that opening a hole in the ozone layer will send a cloud of freezing air across the Tasmania (and eventually – through the magic of montage – open similar holes all across the globe).  This air creates a freezing fog that can travel hundreds of miles and stay cold enough (despite the massive increase in pressure) to snap-freeze people (and dogs).


That said this movie was shot in Australia so, to give it some credit, the acting’s really not that bad at all – budgets clearly go a bit further down there.  What they’re saying is still stupid, but they do say it well.  Michael Shanks stars and even tho’ the script is best personified by a naked, blithering idiot punching himself in the face repeatedly Shanks is a professional and he sticks with it.  To bad the movie just plain isn’t worth it – it’s too polished to be laughably bad and too stupid to be almost-good.

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