Hölle aus Eis und Feuer (TV Movie 2011)

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Hölle aus Eis und Feuer: Directed by Sheldon Wilson. With David Cubitt, Laura Harris, Dylan Matzke, Magda Apanowicz. An Alaskan town is in danger of destruction by a mystical snow globe that appears on a family’s doorstep, wrapped like a Christmas gift, and causes deadly “natural” disasters in the real world, while simultaneously occurring in the globe.

“As I have said many times already I have made no secret of disliking a lot of SyFyu0026#39;s films, but I do keep watching to see if they do come up with something that is watchable at least. They have done a few movies that are surprisingly tolerable though even they are far from perfect, but most are bad but you are amused by the awfulness or are like witnessing a train-wreck.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI was very mixed on Snowmageddon actually, of the above categories it sits between the tolerable and so bad itu0026#39;s good ones. I do give it plaudits for the better than average acting, granted it is not brilliant but it is award-worthy compared to the likes of Quantum Apocalypse and Titanic II, decent photography and a storyline that is mostly interesting and original in concept.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThat is not to say that the story is perfect though. It is interesting and generally well paced, but it does take a while to get going and the ending is abrupt. There are also scenes and ideas that suspend disbelief and donu0026#39;t make much sense, but for the first time in a while I actually got some novelty value out of them. These are including the ideas that electricity is still flowing in a town that is cut off from the rest of the world, flying even with ice bombs are going off and nobody in the town carrying a knife.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSnowmageddon also has some amateurish effects-though Iu0026#39;ve seen worse-, cheesy dialogue and characters that arenu0026#39;t developed enough to make us care for them. I loved the title, but it didnu0026#39;t fit with the concept and story, it was like there had been a last minute title change or that they had thought of a new idea and forgot to think of a title that fitted.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, not as bad as other SyFy efforts, but there is nothing really that stood out to make it memorable or good. 4/10 Bethany Cox”

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