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‘Snowmageddon’ is a Good Ole Fashioned Popcorn and Cola Flick (Review)

pqmOK Written by: Tracy Crockett Directed by: Sheldon Wilson Cast: David Cubitt, Laura Harris, Dylan Matzke, Magda Apanowicz, Jeffrey Ballard The small Alaskan town of Normal, Alaska is in danger of destruction by a mystical snow globe when the Miller family receives it on their doorstep, wrapped like a Christmas gift. The globe is an exact replica of their town and evidently it comes with an evil curse that causes deadly "natural" disasters in the real world, while simultaneously occurring in the globe.

Snowmageddon

Snowmageddon is a fairly solid story but sort of falls flat and just never really excites you quite like it would appear that it should. Now I’m not saying it’s horrible because it’s actually a somewhat entertaining movie to watch. It has its moments and as the chaos ensues the townspeople scatter pursuing different tasks at different times in the movie. This is the main aspect that I find confusing and just too much to take in. When one runs off somewhere different people scatter in search parties setting up different climaxes throughout the film. Snowmageddon is a tad too busy for its own good. I feel like if they would have focused on the central plot a little heavier this may have been a pretty dang good ole film. Snowmageddon definitely has the feel of a cheesy SYFY film, but it’s certainly superior to other similar pictures. As for campy disaster movies, Snowmageddon works pretty well and is actually a fun holiday movie to kill some time with.

The special effects laid out herein aren’t bad, but they’re not “OH MY GOSH!” good, either. They’re typically just meh but occasionally work beautifully. The utilization of the area showing the avalanches was cool and helps out visually. Although I am very confused with the title of the pic, given the fact that is never snows. The continuity is also off in several places leaving you with questions. Case in point – albeit the acting was really good and believable – I find it hard to believe that the mother is actually the mother when in reality she’s not much older than the actress playing the daughter (there’s only a nine year difference!)… That being said every actor involved does such an amazing job! It would have been nice to have some kind of explanation as to where the snow globe came from, as its origin is never revealed, it’s just dropped off and never explained, but hey what are you gonna do?

All in all Snowmageddon is worth your time and if you’re looking for some good ole fashioned popcorn and cola viewing this is right up your alley. There are some enjoyable scenes and the production values are respectable, ultimately validating the view. Go see for yourself!

Rating: 3/5

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