Chill Factor Reviews
I always thought that after Cuba Gooding Jr started making bad films, he would've got a better agent. Of course I was dead wrong.
This film, beyond being ludicrious, is predicatable, and shameless fun, but one thing it isn't is beliveable or even emotional. It is emotionless.
"Chill Factor is A thriller that doesn't thrill, and unlike it's name, it doesn't offer any chills. It offers only a few dumb laughs. Certianly they could of renamed it "Get the bomb here in under an hour and keep the ice cream in the truck'."
Well that is wrong for two reasons. They would never make it in an hour. Also the ice cream would melt by then. Surely this film is as dumb as it is believable.
Tim Mason (Skeet Ulrich) and the driver of a stolen ice cream truck, Arlo (Cuba Gooding Jr.), get tangled up in a plot in which they must keep a chemical weapon from blowing up and killing millions of people. If this chemical weapon that's called 'Elvis' gets up to 50º, it will literally explode instantly. But that's not all, they have a group of madmen that are tracking them down because they want to get a hold of Elvis. The chemical weapon Elvis, not the singer who a lot of people think is still alive and kicking.
Even though "Chill Factor" is a ripoff of one of my favorite movies of all time, I have to admit that it is a very entertaining film. The script, plot, acting, and everything else about this movie is just average, but Cuba Gooding Jr. keeps it from being a dud. Throughout "Chill Factor," he is hilarious and like always, does a great job of acting. The other things that keep "Chill Factor" from being a not so good movie is that it's interesting and somewhat suspenseful at times.
If you liked "Speed," or even if you don't, I recommend at least seeing "Chill Factor." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Not bad for a "Speed" ripoff.