Siberia is a would be thriller which largely fails to thrill.
As the Pavlov of the film franchise gods rings his bell, the opportunity to ‘relight the Wick’ has been duly pounced on. It’s actually a welcome improvement to the sketchy original and offers the chance to serve up more of its treats and fewer of its slops.
Lots of things are exposed in this film. Unfortunately, none of them are in the investigative sense, where hard truths and realistic drama create a riveting whole.
The 1991 film Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was so special that the whole movie and especially the performances of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze remain in our memory. The remake, this time directed by Ericson Core, is a big disappointment.
This October 31st is not just Halloween. It is the eve that took away one of the most passionate and remarkable young actors that the nineties had to offer.