First Glance: “Against the Ice” (2022)

Mark this down as another movie that looks right up my alley. Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth teams with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to give us one of those “based on an unbelievable true story” movies. In addition to its compelling historical bend, the movie also looks to be a gripping and possibly terrifying survival story. The first trailer looks great and gives us plenty to chew one.

Coster-Waldau plays Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen, a polar explorer who is tasked with retrieving the findings of a Danish expedition lost in the frozen tundra of North-Eastern Greenland. Only one man volunteers to accompany Mikkelsen on his treacherous journey – a young mechanic played by Joe Cole. Shot on location in Iceland and Greenland, the movie looks to fully embrace the dangers of its setting. I love the look of this.

“Against the Ice” premieres on Netflix March 2nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

17 thoughts on “First Glance: “Against the Ice” (2022)

  1. Seein’ it! Looks like an icy good thriller to round out the winter🥶 Stories about surviving cold climates just boggle my mind. The Revenant, Shackleton’s South Pole expedition… Chilling!

  2. Perhaps the movie that Neeson’s The Ice Road could have been . . .? I am down for this. I love me some drama set in extreme environments!

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