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Disaster Porn Saturday Night: Nature Unleashed: Avalanche

The Cussler’s (Andrew Lee Potts and Adam Croasdell) face a bleak future following an avalanche they caused

The Cussler’s (Andrew Lee Potts and Adam Croasdell) face a bleak future following an avalanche they caused

It’s movies like this that make me wish I lived in a mountainside town, but when I realize what the consequences are, I’m glad I’m on flat land.

Below the village of Dubrov, Clear Sky Resorts is building a grand hotel to bring in more tourism which will boost the economy. The town has been surviving with the help of snow bunnies gracing the slopes and George Alkin (Steven Grives) is hoping to open the resort within the next two weeks, even though he’s being pressured by his investor, led by Rogov (Valentin Ganev).

While Rogov wants the resort opened sooner, the Cussler brothers, Jock and Thom (Andrew Lee Potts and Adam Croasdell) are facing financial pitfalls of their own as their Extreme Touring business is losing money.

On this particular day, the two have taken Hans (Zahary Baharov) and Erik (Peter Gaitandjiev) snowmobiling, but Hans ignores warnings from the brothers and causes an avalanche which buries half of Dubrov.

Since the village is close, the residents of the town blame the brothers for the avalanche and they are hired by snow whisperer, Katya (Kate Henry). She tells them that she expects a super avalanche at anytime.

While inspecting the glacier, another avalanche is triggered but isn’t that threatening.

No one will believe her, except for Thom and the two slowly start to fall in love, while Jock deals with his breakup with Callie Alkin (Jessica Kate Brooks) who’s a tough businesswoman.

Katya goes to George and tells him of what’s about to happen and when he has time to think things over, he begins to believe in the data that she’s brought with her.

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After Gregor (Mihail Elenor) leaves the Cussler employ, he goes to work for Callie and she makes him take Hans and Erik out like he’s being paid to do, even though he knows it’s against his better judgement.

When Jock notices Gregor on the side of the mountain, he tells Callie to bring them in, but its too late since another avalanche is triggered heading straight for the lodge.

After it hits, Katya gets more data and the glacier is moments away from breaking up and destroying the town.

I really didn’t have high expectations for this movie, but I was really blown away by the cinematography and the locations. The cinematography is crisp and clean and the locations are absolutely gorgeous.

When Callie and Jock are trapped in the Ice Cave the set is destroyed really good (except for some big pieces of styrofoam) but the special effects here are really good as snow continues to fall on them. I really did get a cold wet vibe from it as the snow threatened to collapse what’s left of the bar.

Surprisingly, the CGI is also pretty good and overall, you really do care about the characters, even the characters you know who have it coming to them.

The one downfall was that I felt dirty whenever the Cusslers were shown. It looks as though the two never bathe and their hair is ultra greasy.

They should have been able to slither their way out of any situation.


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