Frozen Review

frozen reviewYear: 2010

Director: Adam Green

Summary (from IMDb): 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 Quick Review: I do not understand all the praises that came with Frozen, from director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral). Needless to say the pitch is quite exciting (3 people on a deserted mountain are stuck on a chairlift) but only for a short movie. I feel that this would have been so much more impactful inside an horror anthology.

There are some good scenes (basically each escape try) and the exposition/introduction of the movie is kept short but reaching the half part of frozen I was bored to death by really dull dialogue between 2 of the main protagonists. It’s supposed to make us connect to them but it just felt off to me and more like a way to make up some time to fill the required 90mn length.

To top it off, some decisions they make are quite stupid or should have needed more thoughts. I understand that, unless you have been in this type of situation, it’s always easy to feel smarter than the people having to make those choices but still…

So all in all I would have given probably a 6 or 7 to Frozen it it had been edited to fit in a 30mn short; but as a full length feature I can’t really recommend it.

My Rating: 5/10.