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Arctic Blast (2010)

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When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Tate
... Emma Tate
... Zoe
... Naomi Tate
... Charlie Barker
... Walter Winslaw
... Tammy
Nick Falk ... Brent Durant (as Nicholas Falk)
Alan Andrews ... Harold Stuart
Helen Edwards ... Margaret Stuart
Abbey Rose Leed ... Young Woman - Sarah (as Abbey-Rose Leed)
Jakalyn Gatward ... Franny
Bodane Hatton ... Jarrod
Jane Longhurst ... Lawyer - Susan
... Technician #1
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When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.

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-70 Degrees and Dropping!


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30 May 2010 (USA)  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Due to its filming location, this is the first full length feature film to be filmed in Hobart Tasmania Australia and its surrounds. See more »

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The premise of the movie is incorrect. The ozone layer blocks harmful UltraViolet C light, which is a very important function to most life on this planet, since UVC destroys DNA (The higher the frequency the worse it is. UVA gives you a tan, UVB gives you melanoma, UVC kills everything), but Ozone is not a barrier preventing the cold of the mesosphere from reaching the ground ... that's mainly Air Pressure and Convection ... Warmer air rises, and air moves from high pressure to low pressure areas.

Ozone is an oxygen molecule with three single linked oxygen atoms in a triangle rather than two double linked atoms, and the photo-chemical reaction of oxygen to ozone and back is what absorbs the UVC wavelength energy. The ozone layer is between 12 and 19 miles above the earth, but if it were compressed to the atmospheric pressure at sea level, it would only be about 3 millimeters thick. The danger in a "rift" or hole in the ozone layer is rapid sunburn, possible genetic damage/mutation, or death depending on exposure level. for many years there has been a hole in the ozone layer in the southern hemisphere. it expands and contracts yearly, and most years it slowly moves around between Antarctica and the southern ocean and during other years it spans the entire Antarctic continent. See more »

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16 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Many films which purport to be Science Fiction are, in reality, Science Fantasy. I have studied Science for most of my long life and taught it for many years in High School.

Science Fiction may extrapolate the current laws of Science into hypothetical situations but must not directly contradict the current laws of Science at the time of writing: It is impossible for an object to exceed the speed of light as in the warp speeds of the Star Trek series; If time travel were possible, then one could go back in time and kill an ancestor, from which it follows that one would never have been born, which is known to be false: Reductio ad absurdum; so much for the Back To The Future and the Terminator series etc.

It has actually been postulated that global warming could cause another Ice Age, at least in the northern hemisphere, by raising the sea level and thereby interfering with the Gulf Stream, which brings warmth to the north.

Many of the reviewers of Arctic Blast complained that the Science was bad. Many occurrences were very far-fetched but none of what I saw broke any actual rules of Science. I noticed several but accepted them as useful plot developments. It was a gripping Science Fantasy with a good warning message about Mankind's disruption of the environment.

I was drawn to it because it starred Michael Shanks. The acting was good and the characters were believable. My wife and I both enjoyed it.


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