Saturday, January 18, 2014

Frozen (2010)

Director: Adam Green

Writer: Adam Green

Composer: Andy Garfield

Starring: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman, Rileah Vanderbilt, Kane Hodder, Adam Johnson, Chris York, Peder Melhuse

More info: IMDb

Tagline:  No one knows you're up there

Plot: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Think OPEN WATER (2003) but better.  Writer/director Adam Green does a great job in the setup.  It's completely understandable how these three kids could be stranded on a ski lift and left for days.  The rest of the film plays out how it should and probably would if it happened to anyone without survivalist skills.  I guess if you were a Navy SEAL or something like that you could get yourself out of it with minimal damage but these youngsters are about as green as you can get.  Anyway, the introduction of wolves was a nice touch and it was also neat not seeing certain things until toward the end of the picture.  My only real beef was that they didn't do everything they could have to keep warm. You know, getting close to one another, zipping up and closing every bit of clothing, hands in pockets, etc.  That was probably done so the audience could see the faces of the actors but it's not that necessary as there are only three people that we're dealing with.  There's some good suspense (yay, wolves) and it's always nice to see Kane Hodder show up.  Good flick.  Check this one out.

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