Hi, my name is Dorsey and I like to be scared and cold.
Don't argue with me on reviews > a year old.
I love survival stories and cold horror both so this was custom crafted for me. It plays all the hits of both genres – scrambling for food, enduring the elements, spiritual reckoning, perilous last-ditch efforts at escape, homoerotic cannibalism – and plays them really well, with moving performances mostly from amateurs and beautiful photography. The contrast between the claustrophobic and sickly space of the plane and the wide open, blinding white world outside of it is genuinely unnerving. Should win the Oscar for hair and makeup, but probably won’t.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a movie about the ways that men treat women. The "Obvious Misogynist" considers women as a tool for him to control and fuck at his leisure. The "Nice Guy" wants to be a friend and liberator to women, but that interest comes and goes proportional to how much he wants to have sex with them. No matter how similar in intellect and skill we prove ourselves to be, they believe it is up to them to determine our worth, our freedom, even our personhood.
Fuck them. Rock on, Ava.