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When a renowned environmental advocate, Dr. David Kruipen (Val Kilmer), discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a polar ice cap, he leads a team of four bright ecology students in a research mission at a remote Arctic station. The group uncovers information beyond their wildest dreams…and nightmares when a prehistoric parasite revives and searches for a new warm-blooded host. Now infected, the unsuspecting students are forced to choose between a quarantine that will result in their death or a global epidemic.
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The film, from minute one all the way to the credit crawl at the end, hits you over the head relentlessly with its simplistic (bordering on infantile) message about how man is destroying the planet via global warming. We are talking Birdemic levels of hamfistedness here.
Messaging aside, the film has the light beer drenched stench of Canada all over it, from the cheap sets and effects, to the terrible acting. Of note in particular is the female protagonist who is absolutely terrible (and who apparently refused to do a nude scene on the day they were scheduled to film it, so they left in an awkward scene where she strips down but the camera stays above her shoulders the whole time - how titillating).
A very bloated Val Kilmer makes an appearance, so that is a thing. They must have only had him for a day, because he never appears in the same scene and in the same room as anybody else. Even still, he couldn't manage to stay sober for that single afternoon, so he burps out all of his lines in a sort of groggy stupor. Sadly, he is the best part of the movie.
Bottom line, the messaging is incredibly annoying, and the rest of the movie is just kind of bad.
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