Friday, 11 September 2009

REVIEW: Whiteout

This is one of those movies that is painfully hard to write about. Its not terrible, so you can't get excited about tearing it to pieces, but its very far from good either. A film so average in every aspect that all your left with upon its end is a feeling of passive disappointment.

The plot, sees US Marshal Kate Beckinsale (Introduced with one of the most unashamedly gratuitous shower scenes ever you''ll ever see) stationed in the ice, which is a dummy job until someone begins killing people with an ice-pick. Its a really lame story, a tired mystery which really is no mystery at all. but the setting sets it apart I suppose and the Antarctic is a very visually impressive thing to see. Even in a bad movie. Beckinsale, who is developed quite a niche in playing two-dimensional, indistinguishable cyphers who exist solely to move along whatever plot they are tied to. Its hard to know if she is a good actress or not because she seems to be so terminally drawn to undemanding characters. I'd lean toward the not on the evidence I've seen so far. The Spirit's Gabriel Macht turns up and gives a lifeless and dull performance as a federal suit. There really isn't much else to say about this. It may divert you and some of the action is relatively well put together, but a stock September release if I ever saw one.

Rating: 4/10

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