When a volcano erupts in Iceland, an unsuspecting family is forced to change their plans as the volcano has triggered another ice age. With a glacier heading for their home in North America, the family bonds together at the last minute.
Patrick Labyorteaux (Bill), Julie McCullough (Teri), Katie Wilson (Julia), Nick Afanasiev (Nelson), Cedric Scott (Hopper), Ted Monte (Gary).
Unfortunately this one isn’t much better than the summary sounds. 2012: Ice Age looks a lot like some other doomsday films that have come out in the past few years, but with a digit or two trimmed from the budget. The story is never explained very well and apparently isn’t the point since this is about how a family bonds back together in the face of a crisis. All quite lovely but very poorly done.
Labyorteaux obviously put some energy into this one but the guy just isn’t very believable and feels insincere in his delivery. McCullough wasn’t far behind, feeling flat and without genuine emotion. Wilson and Scott did better but weren’t enough to save this one.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were something of a mess with poor shots and less than relative clips. Effects weren’t much better with very low quality CGI and repetitive clips. Dialogue was mediocre and did nothing to save the film while soundtrack was just plain annoying after a while.
If you are a die-hard doomsday fan you might enjoy this a bit but most everyone else will probably find it boring, of low quality, and lacking serious depth on most levels.
With a couple of intense action scenes this should be fine for teens and above.
2012: Ice Age is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
copyright ©2011 Dave Riedel
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