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Against the Ice (2022). Netflix Movies. Reviews

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Against the Ice is a movie directed by Peter Flinth starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thromes). It’s based on a novel written by Ejnar Mikkelsen.

Plot

In 1909, Denmark’s Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States’ claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole). The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Reviews

“The characters are so thinly drawn, and the expected dynamic between the idealistic rookie and the grizzled veteran is so underpowered that we’re never moved by their plight” Jessica Kiang: Variety 

“This is a passion project pushed along by Coster-Waldau (…) His audience, though, still remains out there in streamer-land, and they’ll be the ones to seek this out, if not quite cross the ice to get to it.” Fionnuala Halligan: Screendaily

“It’s less the unconvincing dialogue that sinks ‘Against the Ice’ than the fact that it reliably makes hairy life-or-death situations, well, dull” David Rooney: The Hollywood Reporter

Release Date

February 2, 2022.

Where to Watch Against the Ice (2022)

On Netflix.

Video: Against the Ice Official Trailer

Cast & Crew

Against the Ice (2022)
Against the Ice (2022)

Movie title: Against the Ice

Movie description: In 1909, Denmark's Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States' claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole). The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: March 2, 2022

Country: Iceland

Duration: 101 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Peter Flinth

Actor(s): Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Sam Redford, Ed Speleers, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Frankie Wilson, Diarmaid Murtagh, Heida Reed, Charles Dance

Genre: Adventures

Overall
4/10
4/10
Martin Cid
Martin Cidhttps://martincid.com/author/martincid/
Founder and editor on MCM. Author of 14 books

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