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Snowmageddon (2011)

An Alaskan town is in danger of destruction by a mystical snow globe that appears on a family's doorstep, wrapped like a Christmas gift, and causes deadly "natural" disasters in the real world, while simultaneously occurring in the globe.

Director:

Sheldon Wilson

Writer:

Rudy Thauberger
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Credited cast:
David Cubitt ... John Miller
Laura Harris ... Beth Miller
Dylan Matzke Dylan Matzke ... Rudy Miller
Magda Apanowicz ... Jennifer Miller
Jeffrey Ballard ... Derrick Reed (as Jeff C. Ballard)
Lorne Cardinal ... Larry
Michael Hogan ... Fred Baker
Donavon Stinson ... Tully
Amitai Marmorstein ... Greg
Teach Grant ... Sheriff Jacob
Leanne Lapp ... Mary
Haig Sutherland ... Norm
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Adair ... Nurse
Michele Cummins ... Towns Person
Hal Myshrall Hal Myshrall ... Town person
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An Alaskan town is in danger of destruction by a mystical snow globe that appears on a family's doorstep, wrapped like a Christmas gift, and causes deadly "natural" disasters in the real world, while simultaneously occurring in the globe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster action and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Most of the cast is Canadian. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When Jennifer, Rudy, Beth and Larry leave the town in a car, we can see the green bus in a good shape. Previously, it was destroyed by fire and explosion. See more »

Connections

Referenced in End of the World (2013) See more »

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Another case of the not terrible but not good either sort of movie
1 March 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As I have said many times already I have made no secret of disliking a lot of SyFy's films, but I do keep watching to see if they do come up with something that is watchable at least. They have done a few movies that are surprisingly tolerable though even they are far from perfect, but most are bad but you are amused by the awfulness or are like witnessing a train-wreck.

I was very mixed on Snowmageddon actually, of the above categories it sits between the tolerable and so bad it's good ones. I do give it plaudits for the better than average acting, granted it is not brilliant but it is award-worthy compared to the likes of Quantum Apocalypse and Titanic II, decent photography and a storyline that is mostly interesting and original in concept.

That is not to say that the story is perfect though. It is interesting and generally well paced, but it does take a while to get going and the ending is abrupt. There are also scenes and ideas that suspend disbelief and don't make much sense, but for the first time in a while I actually got some novelty value out of them. These are including the ideas that electricity is still flowing in a town that is cut off from the rest of the world, flying even with ice bombs are going off and nobody in the town carrying a knife.

Snowmageddon also has some amateurish effects-though I've seen worse-, cheesy dialogue and characters that aren't developed enough to make us care for them. I loved the title, but it didn't fit with the concept and story, it was like there had been a last minute title change or that they had thought of a new idea and forgot to think of a title that fitted.

Overall, not as bad as other SyFy efforts, but there is nothing really that stood out to make it memorable or good. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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