A South Korean expedition is trekking across the Antarctic when they discover a journal left by a British team that was lost 80 years earlier. As they press onward, they begin to notice strange similarities between the ill-fated British journey and their own. In the unforgiving environment where small mistakes can doom an entire party, the team steadily descends deeper into fatal delusions. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An expedition team led by Choe Do-hyung marches on toward the Antarctic Point of Inaccessibility,one of the most difficult places to reach on the planet Earth and trodden upon only once by a Soviet team in 1958.Min-jae,formally trained in mountain climbing at Switzerland and in awe of the charismatic Do-hyung,is joined by the bookish navigator Young-min,the rather thuggish but sharp communications expert Seong-hoon,the genial cook Geun-chan and the electronics specialist Jae-kyung.When Min-jae discovers an old journal left by a British expedition 80 years ago,he begins to notice odd parallels between the journal entries and his team's experience."Antarctic Journal" is an impressive horror film that slightly resembles "R-Point" and "The Thing".There are some genuinely unnerving moments and Kenji Kawai's score evokes the utterly cold and relentless atmosphere of Antarctica.Unfortunately the film leaves a lot of questions unanswered.Still it gets a solid 8 out of 10 from this viewer.
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