Monday, 7 March 2016


This film seemed to have three different titles in the opening sequence, none of which match the title it’s listed under on IMDB. That’s always a good sign.

A boat takes a group of students studying Climate Change up north, and find a strange thing in the sea. It turns out to be a Russian space pod with a dead astronaut inside… with a not so dead virus/creature thing. Which then grows throughout the ship and killing people, with the added threat of a traitor within the group. There’s an explosion which doesn’t live up to the hype of supposedly trying to destroy the ship, and eventually the boat is plowed into a ice shelf (and maybe explodes, I can’t recall), so you can spot they are really shaking things up.

It was hard to tell if this was wanting to be a Alien or a The Thing. I think more the latter, but it doesn’t do either well. Star power we have Lance Henriksen and… some other people. The creature they tried different practical effects, but they didn’t work.

I doubt the change of title helped, and the 4.6 rating is rather generous.


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