If you like old TV shows and low budget B Movies ignore all the reviews and just give it a try. If you want to enjoy the film, prepare yourself for following alongmuch like one would a T.V. show but without the familiar cast.
The biggest problem with the movie is the oversell and it's listing as action, when in fact it's more of a drama compared to the average action movie. If they put a made for TV drama movie label on it people would probably know what to expect and enjoy it more. Take a deep breath and pretend you are watching T.V. from the early nineties and you might just actually enjoy it! The good point is that it's modeled after the Day After Tomorrow, and they managed to use a more balanced cast rather than predominately male showing a more realistic disaster survival group rather than a male adventure movie.
The downside is that the movie really is modeled more after a real life disaster fleeing scenario so far as minute by minute events. Dealing with police saying you can't go there, masses in hysteria, and problems with being stuck in traffic in evacuation areas. In this sense it was possibly more realistic with some ironic humor such as the father worrying whether the son is breaking the law in a post disaster abandoned world. I found myself thinking it really had more in common with one of the old traffic movies than modern disaster movies in spite of the plot and injected fighter jets firing off at glaciers. Why? Most of the movie is a family in a car or plane: Where are we going, how will we get there, check the computer, check the G.P.S. (all working in spite of a natural disaster taking place oddly enough although for some reasons cell phones did not work in the same scenario). Unfortunately I considered the end intolerable nonsense transforming a situation one could almost manage to suspend your disbelief and ignore a family jaunting around while everyone else is freezing to death for to one of outright insanity. It's not a true survival movie in that it's meant to be fast paced, but it's simply not interesting enough to keep you riveted while it flies around. I can guess that they were trying to do a big budget thriller recipe on a small budget which almost always ends in an end product that is disaster.
It's a tolerable watch if you have someone there to crack jokes with, or if you are doing other things while watching it. Did I actually like it? Not really, but I have seen much much worse!
Review by Blackbird013-1 from the Internet Movie Database.