Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ice Road Terror

SyFy Channel totally wins with its original movies. Classics such as Mega Python vs. Gatoroid and Battle of Los Angeles are among the great so-bad-their-good movies of all time.

I'm simultaneously pleased and disappointed that Ice Road Terror, the SyFy Original that premiered last night, was not horrible. First of all, the prehistoric monster that chases the main characters all across rural Alaska was pretty cool, based on (albeit with erroneous details) the recently discovered Predator X.

There was nice pacing and tension. Every time it was in danger of lagging with lame backstory a new obstacle was presented. The creature effects were still a little Commodore 64-ish, but not as bad as usual. Dare I say the creature was kinda cool.

I'm a little pissed. I expected worse.

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