During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »
A team of scientists are accompanying the crew of a nuclear submarine in the arctic. When a disaster at sea sinks the nuclear sub, these scientists (and their mini submersible) become the crew's only hope for survival.
I knew nothing of this film before I saw it. That said, I did not connect well to it. The concept is sound and makes you think about what would happen in a nation-wide terrorist attack, but the characters and story didn't fit well with this concept. It seems the characters and the battle over the house were threw into the mix to make it more interesting. All the characters have flaws. At one point I got so angry at all the characters, I had to turn it off and take a break - very unusual for me. There are a limited number of characters in the movie, making it look extremely low budget. Normally I don't mind as long as the movie is good... Point I'm getting at is the ending: I literally forced myself to painfully watch the last quarter of the movie just to see how the movie would end - who would die, who would get the house, who would she end up with, etc.. Needless to say, the ending was putrid. Looks to me like they ran out of budget $ at the last min. and ended it abruptly. No closure in any of the main conflicts - but they do it in a way that washes their hands of accountability and leaves it up to the audience. (ie: leaves it open to the audience to think about 'what's next for them...?') Not a good way to end this movie in my opinion. Several hours after seeing the movie I thought to myself 'You still have to finish watching that movie', but then I remembered that I did finish it, but it didn't feel like I did because it was such a poor ending. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't.
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