Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Dominic Purcell, Michael Ironside, Adam Beach
Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson
Running Time: 91 minutes
Format: DVD / Blu-ray
Release Date: 5 May 2014
In October 1962 the US Air Force finds evidence of Soviet missile bases on Cuba that are capable of launching nuclear attacks on the USA. While the Americans are focusing on the Cuban Missile Crisis a crashed plane is found in the Canadian Arctic with 3 Soviet buried under the ice… they are still alive! These soldiers have been genetically modified and have super-human strength and kill all but one of the personnel on the base.
50 years later a scientist, Dr Malraux (Dominic Purcell), is searching for these genetically mutated soldiers with the help of Col Trump (Michael Ironside) with the project funded by an oil company using the Malraux expedition as a cover to look for oil. Upon finding their bodies in the ice and reawakening them he realises that he has unleashed a deadly weapon into the world and must stop them from carrying out their mission and launching a terrorist attack on New York.
He sets off across the icy wilderness to find them where he teams up with TC Cardinal (Adam Beach), a native American Indian and convicted murderer, who he employs to help him track and kill them.
Overall I found Ice Soldiers to be a bit of a let-down with not with not enough action and the storyline was not strong enough. The storyline didn’t make too make sense, the acting wasn’t very good and I expected more from Michael Ironside but he comes to sticky end very quickly. It started off OK with the Cold War and then finding a place crash but then when we reach 50 years in the future it sort of repeats except for the fact that one man wanders out in the frozen waste land and manages to find the 3 frozen bodies in a cave just like that.
Could have been better.
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