Thursday, January 28, 2010

Movie Review: Whiteout (2009)

Released 2009
101 mins.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, and Tom Skerritt

Synopsis: Antarctica has some dangerous and downright deadly conditions, but also contains some of the most beautiful and unique sights on the planet. Populated by researchers living in base camps only accessible by airplane it’s a constant battle with the elements with liquor your only friend on the endless winter nights.

Kate Beckinsale is a US Marshal on her last stint at the South Pole just days from the annual winter exodus from the camps. When a mysterious dead body is found her instincts kick into overdrive as the frozen continent sees its first murder. What disturbing event caused her self-imposed exile to the coldest place on earth and can she solve the crime before being added to the body count?

Mike Tells It Straight: If you only want to see this movie because Kate Beckinsale is hot, then turn it off after the first ten minutes. The rest of the movie is a decent murder drama set amid the harshest conditions of Antarctica. You’ll get plenty of plot twists and a good attempt at a shock ending, but stop to think at any point and you may notice a few cracks in the ice. The weather would have done a lot more damage to our US Marshal’s face, but I gots to get me some thousand-year-old ice for my next cocktail!

Based on a graphic novel by Greg Rucka – booya!

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