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In Movies on March 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Movie set in a future in which scientist James Lovelock’s predictions for climate catastrophe have come true and the only areas of the planet that can support human civilization are the north and south poles. Each is only a legend to the other — until a group of outcasts from the north pole sets off on the journey south in a boat they’ve made from the skeleton of an ancient ship. On the way, they encounter sea monsters and explore tropical lands where nomadic tribes live among the ruins of the past civilization. At last they reach the temperate realms of the south pole, where they find either a) a society much like theirs, but different in some crucial way; b) a warlike society mobilizing at that very moment for the invasion and enslavement of the north or c) a pristine wilderness which they can then settle and repopulate.