Becky and I went and checked out the new Kate Beckinsale movie Whiteout at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO last night. The Fandango website at Whiteout describes the movie as follows:
“The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good; in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is discovered out on the open ice, Carrie’s investigation into the continent’s first homicide plunges her deep into a mystery that may cost her her own life…”
Whiteout is a thriller of the strange kind. I thought it was going to be a horror movie based on the Previews with some kind of monster in Antarctica, kind of like The Thing back in the 1980’s. It wasn’t that though at all and I think that’s what movie goers were expecting. Instead, it was a bit more like a slasher movie and that was surprising.
Kate Beckinsale was good in the film along with the other actors, but it wasn’t a great flick by any stretch. It moved really slow with plenty of scenes of the ice and cold weather. It looked like it was filmed on location and the scenery was wild. There are some really graphic scenes too that they could have done without and there are a few cliff hangers where you’re on the edge of you seat, wondering if she is going to get whacked in the cold, but the plot was really bad. It just wasn’t that interesting as it jumped around and you tried to figure out what they were after and who was the killer.
They tried hard to save this movie, but it was pretty lame. It’s definitely a rental. The ending is really bad. It’s one of those “six months later” deals and you’ll be glad it’s over at that point. Whiteout should make for a pretty good rental for a buck at RedBox, but don’t waste your money at the theater.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
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