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DVD Frenzy - Movie 1: Whiteout (2009)

See Your Last Breath

I've heard about Whiteout in 2009 and how bad the movie was despite having Kate Beckinsale as the lead protagonist. Nevertheless, I still watch it since I have the DVD.

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is assigned to a base in Antarctica for two years following a traumatic incident in Miami. Everything is fine until the last three days of her assignment whereby she is obliged to investigate a murder case before the harsh Antarctic winter begins and the base is evacuated. She crosses path with Robert Pryce (Gabriel Macht), an U.N. agent who is also assigned to investigate the same case.

Well, I'd say that the best part of this movie is its first 10 minutes - rounds and rounds of gun-shooting on a Russian plane that seals its fate by plunging into ice. The movie then drags on with a puppy-eyed Carrie Stetko trying her best to stay alive after losing two fingers due to frostbite while tracking down an ice-axe-wielding murderer.

IMHO, Kate Beckinsale is too mushy. The storyline is familiar, i.e. a traumatized female police officer trying to save the day and flashbacks of her traumatic past to strengthen the plots. Having said that, I don't think she plays this role convincingly. She's just not as tough as Angelina Jolie. She doesn't have that kind of charisma.

Furthermore, due to the settings of the movie that involve a lot of howling wind and snow, it's tiring to figure out who's the murderer and who's the victim because everyone is dressed up like Eskimos. The murder scenes are predictable, not very thrilling, and I can sort of guess who's the culprit at the end of the movie.

Anyway, I still grade it as a pretty decent and watchable movie.

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