While studying the effects of global warming on a pod of whales, grad students on a crabbing vessel and it's crew uncovers a froze soviet space shuttle, and unintentionally releases a monstrous organism from it
And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Miguel Ángel Vivas
A group of grad students have booked passage on the crabbing boat Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Belugas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship. Written by
In the 1982 film John Carpenter's The Thing, Childs inquires about "voodoo sh*t" once it's made clear that a monster is among them.
In this film, Dock also inquires about "voodoo sh*t" shortly after the monster reveals itself to the crew. See more »
When the crew of The Harbinger raise the 'object' shortly into the film, they claim it is encased in 'old ice' (due to the visible blue colour).
Indeed, due to compression over many hundreds/thousands of years by 'newer ice' forming on top, this would be the case. However, according to the opening sequence; the object/craft in question crashed in 1982, and would unlikely have been there long enough for the necessary ice build-up and compression needed to give it the blue colour. See more »
I have been following and looking forward to this film for some time. Part of the reason was that Studio ADI was involved and they were focussing on using practical effects.
Sadly I don't know whether it was due to budget or deadlines but the effects were not up to their usual standard. They reminded me a lot of the creature effects you'd see in those low budget 80s monster movies.
The poor effects could have been overlooked if the film had a decent script and actors but it doesn't.
Sadly I think they missed the mark with this one. They could of made a really suspenseful and disturbing film along the lines of The Thing, but what they ended up with was a pretty average monster movie that will quickly be forgotten.
Unless you're a fan of those 80s monster movies I wouldn't recommend it.
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