I usually get through ten minutes of these movies before I am ready towrite my review, but this time it took only five.
The so-called "frost giant" is the typical SyFy low-grade CGI Saturdaynight monster that kills indiscriminately until it is in turn killed.At least this time around the monster doesn't kill by neatly bisectingbodies. This one is a freezer. The characters it freezes are thetypical two-dimensional shallow malcontent over-dramatic idiots.
Boring, boring, boring. And then it gets really boring. And then itbores you to death. The pseudoscience and faux history don't help mucheither. It's too bad they get actors like Dean Cain to do this sort ofthing. I really feel sorry for the actors. Can't these guys make enoughmoney off their good movies and TV shows to span these dry spells?
The claustrophobic setting of the story is the best thing this moviehas going for it. It's a typical unthinking killing machine monsterflick, and seizes material from similarly themed older movies, but it'sgood enough to kick back with some microwave popcorn and watch.
It's in the Arctic or Antarctic somewhere and a group of scientificinvestigators at an outpost out there find themselves at the mercy of aweird being that looks like Jack Frost's evil twin. It feeds on energy,so it likes fire and labs and people and stuff. Characters get knockedoff in the order painted on their foreheads, while the remaining onestry to figure out a way to get rid of the thing in time. Their onlyclue on how to do this: a century-old diary.
The acting and direction for a low budget movie are pretty decent, andthe movie has its moments. Overall not bad, considering it was free.