ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2020 – T – Apocalypse of Ice (2020) Movie Thoughts

This is going un T because of the star Tom Sizemore.

Director: Maximilian Elfeldt

Writer: Ryan Ebert (Screenplay)

Starring: Tom Sizemore, Emily Killian, Ramiro Leal, Torrey Richardson, Jake Holley, Tania Fox

Plot: Already in the throes of a viral pandemic, a massive polar vortex threatens to cover nearly all of Earth in ice. When it’s discovered the only chance of survival from the cold is a 100-mile temperate zone near the equator, a virologist, with the pandemic’s only cure, must reach the safe zone within 24 hours if humanity is to have any hope of survival.

Tagline – In the heart of a pandemic, a new disaster appears.

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Apocalypse of Ice starts with the world dealing with a virus that has forced social distancing across the globe with scientists desperately working on a cure, with Jill (Killian) leading the best hope. Reggie (Sizemore) has his partner discover a potential new ice age coming, which will see the connection needing to figure out how to save the lives of everyone on the planet.

Jill looks to gather her family and head to Ecuador on the equator which see believes is going to be the only safe place from the threat coming their way.

Thoughts on Apocalypse of Ice

Final Thoughts Apocalypse of Ice continues Asylum’s dive into disaster movies where they have a concept which could be very entertaining, a race to the equator before an ice age storm hits the population. It seems like a fun idea, but it is all executed in a set of simple events, drive down an icy road, escape an icy prison, we just don’t get the urgency of what is going on, even though it is complete time based. The acting in the film isn’t very good which doesn’t help with the poor special effects, leading to the whole film not hitting any of the marks it could have with what we had to play with. The only redeeming quality we have in this film comes from the fact the women are made out to be the strong characters with the men looking like the idiots who need saving.

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