A Chilly Twist on Twister
Charlie Price (Mark Moses - Big Momma's House 2), a former scientist who now writes science fiction, finds himself drawn back to his old life when he encounters a freak tornado. Spotting government officials including his old friend, Joanne (Camille Sullivan - The Sea Beast), examining the after effects Charlie discovers that a government project to create not just rain but rain clouds has caused these adverse side effects and there are more tornadoes springing up. But these are not your ordinary tornadoes, these are tornadoes that cause rapid freezing as well. With the number of tornadoes rapidly increasing and appearing to be heading for Portland it is a race against time to try and find a way of stopping them before it's too late.
First things first, congratulations to Mark Moses because I have no idea how he was able to deliver some of the corniest technical mumbo jumbo I have heard with out cracking up, trust me when he explains about wedging a hole in the ozone it's impossible not to laugh. Anyway as to "Ice Twisters", well in many ways what we have is a twist on "Twister", where in that movie they were trying to monitor tornadoes, here we have them trying to create rain clouds and accidentally creating ice twisters instead. It's far fetched, it's corny, it's at times painfully bad and it has some dodgy special effects and even dodgier dialogue but it hits the point that the sci-fi nonsense ends up ironically entertaining. Basically "Ice Twisters" is what you expect from a made for TV disaster movie which tries to mix the natural disaster storyline with sci-fi all done on a smaller budget.
Now I have already mentioned Mark Moses and he is probably the best known face in "Ice Twisters" or at least I recognized him from "Desperate Housewives" whilst the rest meant little to me. And to be honest Mark Moses is the best thing about the movie because whether intentional or not at least he creates an amusing character; semi sarcastic, full of bull and as I've already said Moses delivers some of the most outrageous mumbo jumbo with such sincerity he deserves a round of applause.
What this all boils down to is that "Ice Twisters" is entertaining but for being more bad than it is good. Technically it is terrible, far fetched, corny and full of desperate techie mumbo jumbo but once you embrace the humour of it being corny it makes you laugh, it probably wasn't the intention to be funny but at least it stops it from being simply terrible.