the last winter

“The Last Winter” borrows its setting from one of the greatest horror movies ever made while its plot is virtually identical to that of one of the most notorious critical flops of recent years. To be fair, “The Last Winter” predates “The Happening” by two years but it brings to mind Shyamalan’s unintentional cheesefest as much as it does John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” It never approaches the extreme highs or lows of either movie but instead remains firmly in the center as a very well-made if slightly snoozy environmental thriller.