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The eruption of Mt Fuji--a 'Supervolcano' - covers the earth in choking clouds. Humanity hurtles toward extinction, as a group of scientists fights to break the grip of the new ice age
We know disaster films are never scientifically possible but that never seems to bother people from watching them. Enter "2012: Ice Age" a new adventure film from The Asylum. As our story opens a volcanic eruption fires off a glacier at high speeds which creates strong cold fronts that are able to freeze entire cities and humans to death in seconds, if it all sounds far-fetched that's because it is but that doesn't mean that it's not an entertaining film. Sure the acting is a little weak in spots and the effects are "Syfy Channel" ready but that was half the fun. The other half was the story of survival as a family must travel to New York to get their daughter before the giant glazier arrives, along the way they face many obstacles and challenges to get to their destination. I give credit to The Asylum, for a studio that creates it's film on a meager budget they are not afraid to take epic stories like this on that essentially relies on a much bigger budget to be successful. Like I said before the effects are pretty weak more times than not but it never seemed to matter to me because The Asylum has been doing this for some now and if you don't know what you're getting by now then I feel sorry for you. The acting varies as in most low budget films but the leads here do a pretty good job including Patrick Labyorteaux(Jag) and Julie McCullough(Growing Pains) as a husband and wife willing to risk it all in order to save their daughter.
In the tradition of "The Day After Tomorrow" Ice Age will find it's fans among those that enjoy watching the Syfy channel and their original films. If you're looking for some big Hollywood production here(which in itself would be strange) then you need to look elsewhere but if you enjoy these low-budget, cheesy adventure films then I recommend picking this one up. The film has a great pace to it, some good acting and enough carnage to please all fans. The DVD and Blu-ray both come with Special Features which includes:
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment
*** Out Of *****