Chill Factor

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If you enjoy watching explosions, people being shot and car chases, you want to check out Chill Factor. If these things don’t interest you, You may want to give Chill Factor the cold shoulder. This film begins with a group of vicious mercenaries who break into a military lab and attempt to steal a doomsday device named Elvis. (How original.) Just before Elvis is taken a wounded scientist sneaks it out of the lab, drives to the next town, and gives it to a short order cook and an ice cream delivery driver. Before he dies, the scientist tells the cook named Mason, played by Skeet Ulrich, and the truck driver named Arlo, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. that Elvis needs to be kept below 52 degrees or millions of people will die. My thought is, after being dead for 20 years, it’s probably best to keep Elvis as cold as possible. Mason packs Elvis inside a huge container of ice cream while Arlo starts the truck and they speed out of town with 3 mercenaries on motorcycles hot on their trail. Arlo and Mason manage to evade the motorcycle riders, only to be stopped by an exploding gas truck. They manage to escape by pulling a boat to the side of the mountain, jumping in, and sliding down among the trees, bushes, and rocks to the river below. That’s one ride where blindness would be a blessing. They survive and drift to the next town where the bad guys are waiting for them and the chase begins – again. This action-thriller is entertaining, but doesn’t compare to other films of its genre. It does have a fistful of humor thrown in, but I would have been happier if the owner of the theater would have given me free tickets to another movie. I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.