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Polar Storm (2009)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  28 March 2009 (USA)
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A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

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Dr. James Mayfield
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Cynthia Mayfield (as Holly Dignard)
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Shane Mayfield
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General Mayfield
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Michael
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Peter
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Dr. Elman
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A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Pole Reversal  »

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Goofs

Zoe's father has a pacemaker, which is shorted out when their car is hit by one of the EM pulses. After the car is hijacked and a second wave hits, the pacemaker is seemingly shorted out again, resulting in his death. However, as the device had already shorted out, nothing would have happened as a result of it being hit by a second EMP. See more »

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Captain Yolenkov: So, we work together to save world, no?
General Mayfield: Yes, Dr. May-field will formulate the detonation sequence.
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What a surprise of a TV movie...
11 January 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Alright, well first of all I would like to say that this movie is somewhat of a step up for TV aired disaster movies, both in storyline, effects and cast.

Initially, I hadn't heard anything about the movie, so I was expecting something in the likes of "The Day After Tomorrow", because I was thinking in the terms of polar caps, not magnetic poles. But the movie turned out to be quite interesting nonetheless.

The story was actually quite good and takes a hold of you, and you want to sit through the entire movie and see how it ends. Although, and hold on to your hats, you already know the outcome of the movie from the very beginning. Yes, it is one of those type of disaster movies.

Throughout the movie there is a handful of CGI effects that weren't too shabby, truth be told. Of course it is not major Hollywood million dollar effects, but they still managed to pull it off adequately enough.

And the cast of the movie, well the people chosen for the individual roles actually did good jobs with their characters and portraying them. I especially liked the performance of Jack Coleman (playing Dr. James Mayfield) and Holly Dignard (playing Cynthia Mayfield). But the other people in the movie did good jobs as well.

"Polar Storm" is actually a much needed breath of fresh air in an otherwise genre of TV disaster movies that are suffering from horrible effects and laughable story lines. "Polar Storm" manages to captivate and keep your thralled throughout the entire course, despite its predictive nature.

The ending was, well, not really that believable, but hey, it is a movie, and just meant for entertainment. Oh, and one thing did puzzle me, when the chunk of ice struck Alaska and wrought havoc, how did Dr. James Mayfield manage to get transportation back to the USA? Just something to think about...


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