Movie Review – Whiteout (2009)
I am a big fan of Kate Beckinsale and also Shawn Doyle, who plays the brother in the great show Big Love. This movie, though dropping off a little toward the second half, was an overall good film and would be a great selection at your Saturday night movie fest at the dorm or something to do when your friends get together. What it lacked in originality, it made up for in a well produced, well written, fast paced, 2 hours that I personally liked.
Kate, as a U.S. Marshall posted in Antarctica, has to hunt down a killer who is on the loose. It is billed as the first murder in the frozen south, and the bodies start lining up as they discover the killer has found a treasure 20′ under the ice that is worth murdering for. At first I thought this movie was a supernatural thriller, but let me quell that assumption right off the get go. There are no ghosts lurking in the snow bank. It’s just the character of greed and dissatisfaction at work in the human soul.
With the twists and turns of a typical suspense murder-who-done-it, Whiteout does a great job of keeping you on your toes, already if you can identify the developments in the plot a mile ahead. Maybe they thought, since its filmed in the middle of a snowstorm, they didn’t have to be more creative.
Overall, the movie Whiteout is a substantial way to pass the time. Buckle up, its going to be a fun ride.