Monday, November 11, 2013

Whiteout, the forgotten Beckinsale movie

Whiteout, a 2009 movie, starring Kate Beckinsale, was seen by only a handful of movie-goers. A murder mystery which took place at the South Pole.  Like many movies I adore, this was a box office failure.  The weak points in this movie are obvious, however, it is still better than anything Harrison Ford or Kevin Costner have done over the past 25 years.

The setting was fairly unique.  Only the last two "The Thing" movies had a similar setting.  The plot twists were decent, some good gore, and a terrific supporting cast which included Tom Skerritt as an embittered base doctor. Kate Beckinsale plays a failed Deputy U.S. Marshal relinquished to the end of the Earth.  Just before her 2 year term is up at the pole, which entailed braking up bar fights, a mysterious corpse on.

Solving this murder, and others that crop up, and some that are 50 years old, give Beckinsale (Carrie Stetko) a chance at redemption.  Solving this murder will put her life in danger and exact some very gory consequences. 

The story is a good one.  The mystery is one that will keep you guessing.  Kate Beckinsale, even clad in a parka will still captivate.  This adaptation of a graphic novel keeps it's comic book feel.  I highly recommend this film. 

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