Sunday, October 24, 2010


Frozen is a new movie directed by the guy who made that retro slasher borefest Hatchet.  I put Hatchet in with movies that try to be a movie from 30+ years ago.  And 99.9% of the time, those movies end up being weak imitations instead of a modern versions of a golden age of horror/exploitation.  Anyway, Frozen is about three people on a ski trip.  They trick their way onto a ski lift for "one last run" but there is a mix up at the controls and just when they are far enough away to not be heard or seen, the ski lift stops for a week.  Obviously, the cold quickly becomes a major issue.  The rest of the movie is about their attempts to get off the lift. 
The movie has a lot going for it.  The acting is good and the set up has a lot of character development, which really helps later on when they are stuck.  Early on, there is a lot of implied violence, which also works to boost the terror level. 
I think the movie fails, as a whole, because it gets redundant after a while.  There was too many scenes of people waking up cold and the "this is your fault" "no, it's your fault" arguments seem tired. 
The movie has a cool premise and is even good for a while, but once the routine sets in, my attention was strained. 
Netflix, don't buy. 

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