THE LAST WINTER
“The Last Winter” has an effective build up. It’s not completely original, mind you. We have seen that kind of setting before, in “The Thing” and a dozen other movies where a crew is isolated in a strange place where weird things start to happen. It’s the memory of those far superior movies that make this one watchable at first. However, the story drags on and it all goes downhill soon.
The mysterious ongoings aren’t really that intriguing, and they get less intriguing the more they are exposed. On top of that, Ron Perlman’s character is annoying and unbelievable. He’s just a constant pain in the a.., just for the hell of it. The worst part about “The Last Winter”, however, is the resolution or rather the lack thereof. It seems as if director/writer whatshisface hadn’t thought the whole thing through and just decided to go ahead with filming because the topic of global warming is so trendy right now.
Well, it’s a pity. “The Last Winter” could have been a solid mystery/thriller. Instead it’s an unsatisfying waste of your time. There are far too many good movies out there waiting to be watched for you to rent this one.