100 Degrees Below Zero (2013) starring Jeff Fahey, Sara Malakul Lane, Marc McKevitt Ewins, John Rhys-Davies directed by R.D. Braunstein - movie review on The Movie Scene

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John Rhys-Davies in 100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)

Leaves You Frosty

A series of volcanic eruptions puts Europe in peril as a mammoth ash clouds fill up the sky and blocks out the sun leading to a new ice age. An American couple rush to rescue their kids who are stuck in Paris before the place freezes over.

If movies were jokes in Christmas crackers "100 Degrees Below Zero" would be the terrible joke you found on a flimsy bit of paper inside the crackers you got from a pound shop. For those who don't know what I mean then "100 Degrees Below Zero" is terrible, utterly terrible with most of the money probably going on the actor's wages. Now the thing is I love bad movies, I am one of those who often find bad movies funnier than comedies but this never hits that point of being amusingly bad, sticking to the uninteresting and bad.

So what you get in "100 Degrees Below Zero" is a lot of scenes of people talking, saying that a new ice age is coming all of which features utterly terrible dialogue delivered in the least convincing manner. Then we have some very weak special effects which are as entertaining as it gets because their weakness is almost laughable. And as for action the budget limitations when it comes to the camera work which seems to constantly float left and right, in and out makes it seriously amateurish, as amateurish as a lot of the acting.

The truth is that as I watched "100 Degrees Below Zero" I got so bored I began to wonder whether there was some conspiracy going on because of course anyone who knows their movies will recognize the similarities to between this and "The Day After Tomorrow". But with this being set in Europe and is so bad I almost wonder whether it was intentional, done to make people think that they can't do big disaster movies in Europe. Of course that was just the boredom taking hold but anyone who watches this will find their thoughts drifting elsewhere.

What this all boils down to is that "100 Degrees Below Zero" is bad and not bad in an entertaining way. In fact I can't find one redeeming quality to this movie and unfortunately right from the word go it is hard work.