The trailer for Whiteout
may have misled you, slightly. Going in, you might think that the reason Kate Beckinsale and her crew are afraid for their lives while stuck at their research facility in the South Pole is that they discovered some kind of volatile alien artifact, awoke some long-dormant Cthulhuian demon, or maybe got to the end of SkiFree where that abominable snowman comes out and eats you. Sadly, the actual plot of Whiteout never even intimates these kinds of possibilities. It’s a straight-up suspense thriller with a totally standard killer, whose motives are never construed to be anything but material.
This isn’t a bad thing – it’s just a...