Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Whiteout (2009) Movie Review

About a week back, I went for the movie premiere screening of Whiteout. I really don't know what to say about this movie because even after watching the whole entire movie, the plot is still quite a blur to me.

The story is about a US Marshall who somehow due to some past bad experience during her earlier days decided to take a post as US Marshall in the most secluded place ever to be a cop, the Antarctica. The plan was to escape it all, to have peace and quiet and not have any hustle and bustle with murderers running rampant and many crimes being committed like in a city life.

Then pops up a murder case right out of nowhere, the first homicide in the Antarctica. What's worse was that the US Marshall (who by the way is named Carrie Stetko played by Kate Beckinsale) had to solve it in a limited amount of time since an Antarctica Whiteout is coming, a very big blizzard and if she doesn't do it in time, she'll be stuck in the Antarctica for six months during the shutdown of the camp.

Frankly speaking this movie really puzzles me a lot. The starting part of the story leaves me completely clueless, unknown of what on earth is happening until almost to the middle of the story. It was only then that I had the slightest inkling of what was going on.

Not knowing what is happening at the beginning kinda make it a bore to watch. Even more disappointing was the action scenes (of course it's not much since it's not an action movie). You can hardly see a thing at all and with all the camera movements trying to portray the intensity of the action sequence, it really just gives me a headache and would've saved me the pain without showing the action scenes at all.

The ending was not much also, it's kinda boring to me. I guess the best part of the movie was the plotline itself. It's an average plotline nevertheless it's the best thing in the movie.

For me I would rate this movie 2 stars out of 5.


TNS said...

this movie is easy to understand. best part is the shower part

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Well Jason, it's good that it's your kinda movie. It didn't tickle my fancy though.

Ken Wooi said...

hmm.. i dont think this movie attracts me.. =)

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Me 2 Ken. :)