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Polar Storm

  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Paul Ziller
  • 93 mins
  • PG

Summary

A comet collides with Earth, causing a devastating series of quakes, floods and volcanic eruptions. However, when the dust has settled, it turns out worse is to come. The impact has pushed the planet off its axis, and if a team of scientists cannot put it right, the crust will shift, wiping out all life. Disaster thriller, starring Jack Coleman, Holly Dignard and Tyler Johnston.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

A doomsday scenario becomes the source of unintended humour in this ineffectual, made-for-TV disaster movie. Throwing together the usual mix of bad dialogue, dodgy effects and increasingly ludicrous events, it sees bland astrophysicist Jack Coleman (from TV's Heroes) forced to save mankind when a near miss with a comet causes Earth's magnetic poles to begin reversing. Hilariously for a race-against-time situation, there's neither a sense of urgency nor any realistic emotional responses, as weakly written and performed supporting characters practically shrug off the fatalities and destruction that ensue. Lazy attempts at creating tension, using shaky-cam visuals and an over-dramatic score, just fall flat, as well as being obliterated by the laughs generated via polystyrene-looking sets, silly death scenes and an unaffecting (but supposedly poignant) climax.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr James MayfieldJack Coleman
Cynthia MayfieldHolly Elissa Dignard
Shane MayfieldTyler Johnston

Crew

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DirectorPaul Ziller

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Formats
Colour
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