Let it Snow (2020) Movie Review

Director: Stanislav Kapralov

Writer: Stanislav Kapralov, Omri Rose (Screenplay)

Starring: Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Gia Japharidze, Tamri Bziava

Plot: Separated from her fiance after sneaking onto a restricted slope, Mia, a free riding snowboarder, must survive not only against nature, but the masked snowmobile rider in black who’s out for her blood.

Tagline – They were warned.

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Let it Snow starts when Mia (Sakhno) and Max (Hafner) head to Georgia for a snowboarding weekend on one of the most ridges in Europe, within the community. They learn it is closed for safety and end up finding their own way to get to the top.

Getting involved in their snowboarding, the pair find themselves separated and a masked snowmobile driver starts chasing them down, with Mia needing to fight the elements to allude the killer on the mountain top.

Thoughts on Let it Show

Characters & Performances – Mia is an expert snowboarder taking a break with her partner, she finds herself separated from his on the slopes, and in her search she finds herself needing to battle through the storms and getting past a killer hunting on the slopes. Ivanna Sakhno does everything right through the film, she shows the desperation needed to stay alive. Max is the partner that goes missing, we see him more in flashbacks to the life she had before the incident. The performances don’t get too much time to shine away from our lead.

StoryThe story here follows a couple that get separated on a snowboarding holiday, where one Mia finds herself being hunted down by a killer while searching for safety in a deadly cat-n-mouse chase on the top of the mountain. This is a story that does bring in a deeper connection to everything that is happening, though, with that comes an element of confusing going on, where we are just left to watch the allow moving battle for survival, while mostly stalking happening, where nothing becomes as intense as it could be. The deeper backstory is the most interesting part of everything going on and ends up being the biggest and best draw throughout the film.

ThemesLet it Snow does have beautiful shots of the mountain range, showing us the vast emptiness that Mia finds herself in, the horror elements involved do come into play here, with the isolation from safety, though it never feels like intense enough to get make everything happening feel like a life and death situation.

Final Thoughts Let it Snow is a lacklustre thriller that’s highlight comes from the jaw-dropping scenery.

Signature Entertainment presents Let it Snow on Digital Platforms 4th January 2021

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) Movie Review

Director: David Worth

Writer: Scott Devine, William Hooke (Screenplay)

Starring: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona, George Stanchev, Pavlin Kemilev, Plamen Manassiev

Plot: When two researchers discover a colossal shark’s tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface – the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.

Tagline – Say hello to the great-grandmother of Jaws…now say goodbye.

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Shark Attack 3: Megalodon starts when a Mexican coast resort starts coming under attack by a shark, Ben (Barrowman) leads the investigation, while being pressured into keeping the local area open, marine biologist Cat (McShane) arrives in hope of conducting research on a young baby megalodon.

Only the attacks continue to get worse and the pair must work together to eliminate the threat, which is only the beginning of the threat, one unlike anything they have managed before.

Thoughts on Shark Attack 3: Megalodon

Characters & Performances – Ben is a coast guard that is trying to keep the coast of a Mexican resort safe, he is involved in trying to investigate a shark attack, which will see him facing the reality he needs to fight a megalodon. He will do anything to save people over the shark and will not hesitate in saving people. John Barrowman does the best he can in this role, including what is one of the strangest lines you will ever hear. Cat is the marine biologist that comes to town to help research the shark attack, he wants to protect the long thought of extinct, wanting to protect, but seeing the damage caused. Jenny McShane joins John Barrowman being the only strong part of the acting involved in the film. The rest of the cast don’t shine, with most being disposable character throughout.

StoryThe story here follows a coast guard and marine biologist that must work together to defend the local coast after a series of shark attack happen, from a new deadlier shark, a megalodon. When it came to the boom in shark attack movies, we knew what we might end up getting sooner rather than later, we have an unlikely partnership needing to fight a shark, which is getting more difficult to deal with, as they see the scale of the threat. There isn’t much we haven’t seen and it is just going to be a story we can enjoy drunk, because of the story’s simple nature.

ThemesShark Attack 3: Megalodon does give us a shark attack movie, it is one that relies on extreme close ups to cover up the fact it can’t deal with most of the blood, we do get the same shark a jumping out the water eating things shot, which is mostly comical to watch now.

Final Thoughts Shark Attack 3: Megalodon is a fun drinking movie that you can have a lot of fun watching.

Signature Entertainment presents Shark Attack 3 on Digital Platforms 4th January and Amazon Prime Video 22nd January

What Lies Below – Coming to UK On Digital Platforms February 22nd

A Quiet Place meets Species. Mena Suvari faces aquatic horrors in this tense, original
and sexy sci-fi thriller.
Sixteen-year-old Libby returns from summer camp to the surprise introduction of her
Mum’s chiselled fiancée, John Smith, who emerges from the backyard lake. When John
ignites an inappropriate curiosity in Libby her suspicions are escalated when, one night,
she wakes to a piercing, amber light from the depths of the lake outside. She spots
John on the shore, basking in the luminance, until he walks into the water, completely
submerges and then…. disappears. Libby quickly uncovers his true nature and sinister
motive, but will she be able to protect her Mother who clings to his infectious charm.