Well, if I was ever thinking about going skiing all those thoughts just went down the drain. The promotional material really is accurate. Frozen does for skiing vacations what Jaws did for beach vacations. Ski resorts could probably sue director Adam Green and, if they had a smart enough lawyer, win the case for financial damages.
Frozen tells the story of “a typical day on the slopes that turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die.”
If the movie wasn’t so convincing that something like this could happen, I would have just walked away with a shrug. The problem is that you can completely believe something like the events in Frozen could happen. They could happen all too easily. I would have to say that the worst part of watching the film was just imagining what you would do if you were in the characters’ shoes. I could literally just feel the whipping razor-like sting of the freezing wind and snow. The utter horror of knowing there was no way to get warmer.
I also kept asking myself through Frozen what I would be willing to endure to survive and escape certain death. Would I be willing to withstand the pain that the characters went through just to possibly have a chance to get rescued or get help? I literally spent almost the entire film wincing in pain as the poor victims of this nightmare endured ordeal after gruesome ordeal.
Shawn Ashmore (X-Men movies), Kevin Zegers, and Emma Bell play the three snowboarders just out to have a good time in Frozen to perfection. They help the viewer to build up empathy for each of the individuals these actors are portraying. You really do feel an emotional attachment to the characters as the movie moves along and the terror begins.
Overall, Frozen is a well-paced film that you feel terrible even saying is enjoyable. The movie will definitely keep your heart racing a million miles a second and your blood pressure rising. Just don’t expect to be so ready to hand over that cash for an easy ride on a ski lift next time you hit the slopes.
Frozen comes in single disc Blu-ray and regular format DVD packaging. The regular DVD release features a few extras that include Audio commentary with writer/director Adam Green and actors Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell; Catching Frostbite: The Origins of Frozen featurette; Three Below Zero featurette; Shooting Through It featurette; Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen featurette; Chair 92 Easter Egg; Deleted scenes; and a Theatrical trailer. The format of the movie includes Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1, and the aspect ratio is 2.35:1. The Blu-ray version has pretty much the same features.
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Source: Yahoo! Movies