Starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward, Austin Nichols, and Arjay Smith. An abrupt climate change has cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. (20th Century Fox)
I was actually glad I missed this one on the theaters because I would have had to walk out after the effects looked so horrible. I am not a total CGI(computer-generated imagery) critic or anything, I can look past a lot… but with today’s technology and talent it is unacceptable to produce something so crappy looking.
I looked past the story being a little far fetched, about the science part of it being pretty much glossed over, over the president and other political figures made to be look like morons, heck I even looked past poor acting. But then the CGI would take a hold of me and shake me telling me dude this movie sucks. And note to movie makers, use all the fake snow you want, but PLEASE don’t make it obvious that is fake by allowing the actors to just treat it like sawdust.
Ok, my biggest beef is with the wolves. Wolves could have been used, heck even dogs that just looked like wolves could have looked better than this. I mean this movie made the CGI in Van Helsing look impressive.
I am sorry to say that this movie did not have any redeeming qualities. The thing that I enjoyed the most was a scene where some helicopters are frozen but extreme temperature. Besides that, the movie is a waste of time. Save your money, it will make it to cable and eventually TV some day.