Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reel Reviews Frozen

Reel Reviews 

Title: Frozen IMDb
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
Rated: R
Starring: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers
Favorite Quote: "Hmm, smell that mountain air. You know what that smells like? ...Cancer."


     Parker joins her boyfriend, Dan and his best friend Joe on their Sunday ski day, much to the dismay of Joe. Skiing at Mount Holliston is usually bros only and Joe feels a little jilted since Dan has been spending all his time with Parker. The guys generally bribe the girl running the ski lift to let them on without buying lift tickets, but when she's nowhere to be found, Parker is asked to turn on her charm and convince the guy working to let them on. She succeeds and they spend their day on the smaller slopes as Parker is a bit inexperienced.

     As the day goes on, the three smooth talk their way back onto the lift just before close for the last run. Miscommunication and misfortune lead to the lift being shut down as they are halfway up the mountain. As the they realize that they are indeed stranded dangling in the air on a ski lift that will be closed until the following weekend, they are forced to make the difficult decisions. Do they stay on the lift and wait to be rescued or try something more drastic?

Billie's Views:

     I saw this movie preview on some other dvd I rented and wanted to see it. I had forgotten about it until I was browing the movie shelves, I saw it and picked it up. I would say this is more suspense than a horror movie. I liked the storyline, though it was limited in what could happen as they spent most of the movie stranded on a ski lift. The acting was believable and the movie made me think about what I would do in that position. If you have weak stomach, there are definitely some parts in the movie where you might want to look away. I have a pretty strong stomach and I still furrowed my brows and groaned a few times.

Riddle Me This: (could possibly contain spoilers, read at own risk)
     Why did the wolves let her go? They had just eaten two people, you would think the would want more. I guess maybe they were full. And speaking of wolves, though they looked badass, you would think that a ski resort would have some sort of deterrant to a pack of wolves running around on the slopes. Richard brought up the fact that at the end of the movie they pan down the slope and by the ski lodge, showing their car. We both thought that the staff of a closing ski resort might check out any vehicles left behind to see what guests they belong to.

     I give it a 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for decent storyline, believable acting, and some ick factor. Plus, wolves look cool. I'd watch it again if it was on tv.

1 comment:

  1. this is my first time visiting your blog but i am a movie junkie so you can bet on me coming back.

    have you seen 127hrs?