I just saw this movie and while the scripting was hollywood cheese, the look of the film rocked.
The opening scene, a camera travelling over ice covered land, opened up my eyes to just how strange our weather system is. I saw a range of mountains covered in snow and I couldn't help but think that British Columbia would like that if the coldest part of the Earth decided to situate itself there.
The helis flying by a massive tornado was equally impressive.
The view from space looked unbelievable. Can you imagine being on that station and not being able to see a single piece of land ? Nothing but clouds.
I think this movie did a great job of establishing the scale of a potential tragedy such as this. Granted, the timetable was hollywood to the extreme.
"We thought it would happen to our kids, now we know that it is happening to us, and it'll be over by the end of this storm."