US Marshal Carrie Stetko is Kate Beckinsale Some interesting footage of Antarctica. The film seems to rush a bit. You don't get a feel for the charters. It was more like a TV drama then a motion picture. A throwback to the old cop dramas where we are told to ponder if a female cop can handle the work. Based upon a graphic novel/comic book as most movies seem to be of late this was an OK mystery.
Whiteout Movie Review "Whiteout" is directed by Dominic Sena based on a graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber and adapted by four other people. In all this mess, it is clear that the suspense and energy of the original version was lost along the way leaving us with a very cold, seemingly unoriginal movie.
Kate Beckinsale stars as Carrie Stetko, a U.S. Marshal stationed at Antarctica for some reason. A murder is discovered shortly before six months of darkness oncoming and no one will be able to leave. She has an obligatory shower scene where you get to see a lot of skin before she bundles up in heavy sweaters and parkas for the other 130 minutes.
Everything that was scary and suspenseful about this idea in "30 Days of Night" failed to be captured here. People are so hindered by the wind and snow that they can barely attack each other. They are so bundled up, you can't tell who is the good guy and who is the bad guy while they badly fight each other. Inbetween short bursts of action, there is a considerable amount of down time where characters talk quietly to each other about their feelings and flashbacks. I really didn't feel that the set up for WHY Carrie was in Antarctica was really so important that it overshadowed the current crime! There's a murder and I don't get as much of a sense of urgency to finding the killer. It might determine whether they will be stuck in this cold dark place all winter and I feel like people drag their feet a little.
Action! Drag, drag, drag. Skirmish! Drag, drag, drag, drag. Surgery! Drag, drag, drag. Get my point?
Kate Beckinsale is a pretty girl, but she is much better suited for the Underworld movies and general rom-coms. I just don't see her as a marshal. She just doesn't look like she can kick butt unless we know she has supernatural powers. She might have abs but she's still so skinny she looks like she could be broken in half. She is NOT Michelle Rodriguez on the bad-ass girl scale.
Only pick up this thriller as a rental if almost all other new releases are gone already. And you'd be better off with "30 Days of Night" if you want to experience the graphic novel feel, the scary coldness of that type of climate, and have suspense and action worth watching!OK Movie This was an ok movie. B-rated, wouldn't recommend it for anyone else to buy.WhiteOut I like the actress she played a good part. The movie reminded me in terms of setting of the movie the thing I believe it was with Kirt Russell. Not as scary but still keeps you on the edge of your seat.WHITEOUT THE OUTCOME WAS NOT TO EASY TO PREDICT AS IS SOME MYSTERIES. MANY OF THE SUSPECTS WERE ELIMINATED EARLY.