W. Lee Wilder
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September 17, 2011
The Snow Creature details the travails of an American botany expedition to the Himalaya Mountains. As they look at the local flora, word reaches them that a Yeti has kidnapped the wife of their guide. The Americans laugh it off, but for some reason the guide doesn’t see the humor in the situation. Conflict ensues.
This, as far as I can tell, is the first Yeti movie. Or at least the first American one. Whatever the case may be, it sets the standards for an entire subgenre. A standard that most Yeti/Bigfoot movies find easy to hit, as it’s quite low.
You can step over it low.
Almost buried in the ground low.
Signs of quality pop up in the flick in both script and acting, but neither in such qualities as to come close to saving it. Everything’s bogged down by an excess of stock footage, narrated action, and reuse of scenes. Reused scenes, hell. The last portion of the flick seems to consist of nothing but.
My big sticking point is the protagonist, the leader of the American botany expedition. It might be a shift in cultural attitude, but to my modern eyes this guy is one hateful piece of work, to the point I was kind of hoping for his death before the end. This, I should point out, isn’t usual for me. Hopefully it never happens again.
One might find mocking this movie’s badness (.5 points) a treat. Me, I don’t much care for The Snow Creature either way. (1 point). Wasted potential is all it is.
Total: 1.5 points out of a possible 4.