The Ice Road (2021)

“Mount up. Use the head now if you have to. We’re on a Bull Run!” – Goldenrod

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A drifter truck driver and his mechanic brother are called upon to deliver essential equipment across the frozen wasteland of Northern Canada on a mission to rescue trapped miners.

My Take on it – Typical Liam Neeson film that is thrilling despite having no “meat” t the story itself.

The scenario that is presented here is quite unique and feels like a modern day twists on Wages of Fear (1953) as they trek across a dangerous route in order to deliver essential goods to a far away destination in record time.

The action scenes are quite thrilling to watch and they do manage to find engaging ways to keep it fascinating to watch despite not taking the time to develop any of the characters or make the viewer care about anything they say or do along the way.

The film does have a few twists along the way and despite being a bit predictable, it’s still enjoyable to watch unfold.

Neeson once again shows that he is an effective action hero even at the age of 69 and is still going strong in the genre.

The supporting cast helps keep things moving at a great pace and in a thrilling way with Laurence Fishburne and Matt McCoy adding to the mix along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is the first film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh in 10 years. His last feature length film was the 2011 movie “Kill the Irishman”. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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