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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Antarctica Journal (2005)

AKA: Namgeuk-ilgi

Starring: Kang-ho Song
Director: Pil-Sim Yung


Premise:
A group of explorers from South Korea attempt to reach Antarctic Point of Inaccessibility, a place only conquered one other time in 1958 by Russia. Along the journey the team finds a a journal from a British exploring team from the 1920's. Then things get strange as the team battles the elements, each other, and their own sanity in order to reach the destination.

My Take:
The movie has many good qualities working for it. A strong cast, the over all story of fear and determination under adverse conditions, the isolated atmosphere created, and the cinematography are included in these qualities. However I was a bit dissatisfied with the ending. Guess I wanted more or at least a different resolution. And for me that's what hinders the flick from being extremely good.


Rating: In the middle





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