Thursday, September 19, 2013

100 Degrees Below Zero

An Icelandic volcano erupts causing a new ice age in this Asylum film starring Jeff Fahey. In the first few minutes of 100 Degrees Below Zero, there was an airplane cabin scene. I was worried that the film-makers wouldn't have a helicopter scene near the end of the movie because they have to stick to the Asylum formula of having a helicopter crash that everyone onboard survives and they probably couldn't afford both an airplane and helicopter scene in the same movie. Anyway, Jeff Fahey's bickering adult children are in an inexplicable Paris where an easily punted hail-stone the size of a human head falls from the sky, and Jeff Fahey has to rescue them for some reason. Then the adult children of Jeff Fahey bicker and fall down a lot, sometimes just on the sidewalk and sometimes down some random hole. They often seem to run from some unconvincing green-screen Parisian crumbling building, and they can't seem to find a coat. After running down several Parisian alleys in close-up where there are no coat shops or cafes, the siblings are trapped under flimsy wooden Ikea shelving and still can't seem to find food in Paris. I've never been to Paris, but I heard there's at least one or two coffee shops there. I think the siblings would've had better luck finding a patisserie if they stopping looking for one in a stairwell in Hungary, but I could be wrong. I somehow find the fact that these annoying siblings could never find at least one baguette less believable than a fashion model rappelling from the Eiffel Tower into a hovering helicopter while escaping from an ice cyclone, but that's just me.

Spoiler Alert: There is a helicopter crash scene were everyone survives, but you probably already knew that.

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