Blizzard Release Date: 24 December 2003 (Bahrain) Genre: Family Director(s): LeVar Burton (Smart House) Writer(s): Murray McRae (Touching Wild Horses) Starring: Paul Bates, Brenda Blethyn and Brittany Bristow Blizzard is that kind of film that only the world of direct-to-video cinema could churn out. This thing’s got three stories going on that have little to […]

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Blizzard
Release Date: 24 December 2003 (Bahrain)
Genre: Family
Director(s): LeVar Burton (Smart House)
Writer(s): Murray McRae (Touching Wild Horses)
Starring: Paul Bates, Brenda Blethyn and Brittany Bristow

Blizzard is that kind of film that only the world of direct-to-video cinema could churn out.

This thing’s got three stories going on that have little to do with each other, Whoopi Goldberg as a reindeer who can fly, make herself invisible, and feel empathy, and a portrait of Santa’s workshop as some sort of oddball bureaucracy behind a cloud of capitalism.

And it’s because of this that I had freakin’ loved the time I spent watching Blizzard.

The first story, which exists only to provide narration to the real story, has a little girl upset over her best boy friend’s move to another city being consoled by her wacky Aunt Millie. Millie tells her a story that involves a poor girl by the name of Katie becoming a skating champion thanks to a unique reindeer by the name of Blizzard, who breaks the North Pole’s strict laws at Christmastime in order to help her succeed against the lily white rich bitch. All the while the law-abiding Archimedes (Pollak) tries to bust Blizzard for his crimes. Later Christopher Plummer cashes a paycheck as a classic version of Santa Claus.

Blizzard is a wholesome film that will surely entertainment non-discriminating young viewers. For whatever reason, I still had a fun time watching it. It’s a kid’s film that’s got heart. Or something like that. Plus, it goes beyond the normal limitations of a kid’s film and expands beyond the happy portrait of Santa’s Village that all contemporary films seem to have, which was a nice touch.

Oddly enough, though, Blizzard isn’t at all funny. It doesn’t even try to be.
DVD: Barebones.

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