Movie Review: Frozen Thursday, February 10, 2011 By Irina Demeneva
There’s nothing quite like curling up in the late evening with a tub of popcorn and half-a-gallon of root beer to watch a good thriller movie. You know, the kind that makes you gnaw your fingernails off with terror, the kind that makes you edge forward in your seat with every moment of suspense, the kind that renders you unable to move because your eyes are fixated on the image before you. Does this tickle your fancy? Then have I got a movie for you! Imagine going to the mountains with a couple of your friends for the weekend. All you want is to hit the slopes with your skis and snowboards and not have a care in the world. Frozen depicts three such friends—ready and willing to have a good time with the best of them. In a moment of either holiday nostalgia or blissful stupidity, the trio decides to make a final run down the mountain, just as the resort is about to close. As they ascend via ski lift toward what could only be a splendid time, the ski lift stops, and our heroes are trapped hundreds of feet above ground in the freezing weather, without a soul aware of their situation. Just as the adrenaline really kicks into your system, post-seeing the actors’ terrified reactions to the realization that the resort would not re-open for another week, something doggy comes afoot. And it’s starving. I really would love to go on, but surely you don’t want me to give away the spoils of the movie. The acting in Frozen is truly remarkable, starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, and Kevin Zegers. Though the names are neither grand nor amateur, our three protagonists make it seem as though you’re actually there with them, feeling and experiencing everything they did. For the vast majority of the time, the movie stayed true to the consequences of real-life, going as far as to capture the sharpness of the cables that hold up the ski lift. The final notion I wish to convey is that this movie is rated R for a very good reason. I would not recommend this movie to those with a weak stomach and intolerance to graphic portrayals of intestines being devoured by wolves. There is some language, but it fades into the background when compared to the gore and the passion of the movie. Overall, I would give Frozen five out of five stars. It is rare to come across a movie as enticing as this, and I look forward to seeing more from its producer, Adam Green.