The Thaw – Movie Review

The Thaw – Written & Directed by Mark A. Lewis. Starring Val Kilmer.

Tagline: This spring, the sacrifice begins…

The Thaw is more suspense than it is horror. The CGI bugs are barely convincing enough, and other effects are good, but there is definitely a comparison to other films and TV shows like The Thing and X-Files.
The story starts with Kilmer and his team, beginning the movie’s more mysterious element. It then switches to the students for their rather straightforward horror-genre struggle against the bugs. The Kilmer part of the story is revisited in the end, to wrap up the mystery with a twist.
While this movie is not one of the best Val Kilmer movies I have seen, it will entertain some for 90 minutes.
Synopsis: At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what’s frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the unsuspecting students who are forced to quarantine and make necessary sacrifices, or risk infecting the rest of the world.


Posted on December 28, 2009, in Movie Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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