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.