In 1947, in New Mexico, a radio operator receives a signal following regular patterns. While investigating the occurrence, he vanishes. In the present day, the same signal is transmitted from a base in the Falkland Islands to United States of America and a satellite captures images of a unknown object in Antartic. The cryptologist Julien Rome (James Spader) is invited to investigate the mystery in the South Pole and he flies to a research base. While a team tries to open a weird shell probably from the outer space, Julien solves the message, which proves to be a distress signal ordering not to open the case.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The opening scenes set in 1947 were filmed six months after principal photography had wrapped on the movie. See more »
Julian asks "What are the odds?" and is given the reply "99.999 to the infinite", to which he says "But not 100". But 99.999... equals 100. Try it yourself: call this number X. Multiply X by ten: 10 X = 999.999... Subtract one X from that. This eliminates the sequence of 99.999... and leaves 9 X. Hence 9 X = 900, and therefore 1 X = 100. See more »
Great hook and set up, but the story falls apart at midpoint once the Pathogen is introduced and it became a race against the clock movie instead of what it started out to be, a sci-fi mystery. This midpoint derailment led into a very silly and uneventful climax with the use of Deus Ex Machine (Machine of God), which leaves one wondering why did I waist my time.
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