Monday, February 9, 2009

The Last Winter (2006)

When strange things start happening at an Arctic oil-drilling outpost, workers fear their cabin is haunted by ancient spirits, and the unexplained events spark a feud between an oil company representative (Ron Perlman) and an eco-activist (James LeGros). Larry Fessenden's supernatural thriller adds a terrifying new layer to global warming and the perils of oil production. Connie Britton, Kevin Corrigan, Zach Gilford and Jamie Harrold co-star.

We watched this movie last night. I saw the trailer a while back and it looked really creepy and interesting. I have said it before and I will probably say it again... you can't judge a movie solely based on the trailer. So many times, Tina and I see a really good trailer and when we watch the movie, we are disappointed. This is the case with The Last Winter. The problem with this movie is that it just wasn't that interesting. It comes across as a "thriller", when in reality, it is rather boring for the first half of the movie. I admit, the second half picks up a lot, but by that time... who cares! To be honest, I don't know that I'm convinced about this global warming "terror." Real or not, this movie was just poorly made. If you are looking for an end of the world movie, I would recommend The Day After Tomorrow and Armageddon. Below are the descriptions of each movie. The acting and story lines in both movies is so much better than The Last Winter. I also have the trailer for The Last Winter below... check it out if you like, but avoid the movie!.

After years of unabated global warming, the greenhouse effect is wreaking havoc all over the globe in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and, most ominously, the beginning of the next Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist Adrian Hall (Dennis Quaid) tries to save the world while also shepherding to safety his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was in New York when the city was overwhelmed by the beginnings of the new big freeze.

As an asteroid tumbles toward Earth, NASA director Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) hatches a plan to split the fireball in two before it can annihilate the entire planet. To do so, he calls on the world's finest oil driller, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who assembles a team he feels can handle the task. With only two days to save humanity, the guys head to space to destroy the rock, while the folks back home pray for their success.

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The M'hael said...

This one left me feeling flat... good cast, nice premise, it just didn't deliver for me though.

frgodbeyjr said...

I hear ya... it should have been a lot better than it was.