FROZEN (2010) Add To My Top 10

Chilling Suspense but Tedious

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Release Date: February 12, 2010

Starring: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman, Rileah Vanderbitl, and Kane Hodder

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Distributor: Anchor Bay Films/Starz LLC

Director: Adam Green

Executive Producer: None listed

Producer: Peter Block and Cory Neal

Writer: Adam Green

Address Comments To:

Robert Clasen, Chairman/CEO
Starz LLC
(Anchor Bay Films)
8900 Liberty Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (720) 852-7700
Fax: (720) 852-8555
Website: www.starz.com

Content:

(PaPa, C, B, LLL, VVV, D, M) Strong mixed pagan worldview where characters faced with jeopardy never call to God, with a Christian, biblical example of sacrifice for others; 35 obscenities and 10 profanities, 10 instances of vulgar language, man urinates off screen, woman urinates on screen; very strong violence includes man brutally eaten by wolves, man’s body eaten by wolves, woman’s hand frozen to pole and ripped off, man’s broken bone protrudes from skin; no sexual content; no nudity; no alcohol; smoking; and, lying and bribery.


Summary:

FROZEN is a somewhat tedious thriller about three college friends who find themselves trapped on a ski chair lift with the resort shutting down, leaving them to frostbite and wolves. While the acting is strong, FROZEN contains plenty of grisly, scary violence and foul language, requiring extreme caution.


Review:

FROZEN is a somewhat tedious thriller about three college friends who find themselves trapped on a ski chair lift with the resort shutting down, leaving them to frostbite and wolves.
Joe and Dan are college buddies who feel the strain of their relationship when Dan brings his new girlfriend Parker along. After bribing the chair lift technician to go on the last lift of the day after the last chair has been “flagged,” the trio is suddenly stranded in mid air when the lift is shut down for the night.
To make matters worse, it’s a Sunday night and no one will be back at the resort until the next weekend. Dan decides to jump down to make it down the hill. However, the fall breaks both his legs, and he is unable to stand.
[SPOILERS FOLLOW] Wolves suddenly arrive and Dan is graphically killed. Joe and Parker make it through the night, and Joe attempts another escape, this time crawling along the cable to get to a pole and then the ladder. He is successful and hurries down the hill as wolves chase him.
Another night comes and Parker tries jumping down herself just as the chair breaks. She is able to land successfully and crawls down the mountain where she is rescued but only after seeing wolves eating Joe’s body.
FROZEN is a very strong half hour story that unfortunately goes on for 90 minutes. The characters are strong and the situation precarious as they have to fight the elements. However, it’s simply not enough of a story to warrant an entire feature movie.
The performances are strong and the characters’ attempt to face death bravely is compelling. However, that can’t overcome the small story that turns tedious as the characters continue to sit on the ski lift chair. Having man-eating wolves trafficking on a ski slope also pushes the boundary of plausibility.
FROZEN contains plenty of foul language and grisly, scary violence. Despite a positive example of sacrifice for others, the characters don’t call out to God for help or even face their mortality. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution and discernment.


In Brief:

FROZEN is a somewhat tedious thriller about three college friends trapped on a ski chair lift, leaving them to frostbite and wolves. What is worse, it’s Sunday night, and no one will be back at the resort until next weekend. Dan jumps down but breaks both his legs. Wolves arrive, and Dan is graphically killed. Joe crawls along the cable to get to a pole and then the ladder. He is successful and hurries down the hill as wolves give chase. Parker jumps just as the chair breaks. She lands successfully and crawls down the mountain. Will she be rescued?
FROZEN is a very strong half-hour story that regrettably goes on for 90 minutes. The characters are strong and the situation precarious as they have to fight the elements. However, there’s simply not enough of a story to warrant an entire feature movie. The performances are strong but border on tedious as the characters continue to sit on the ski lift chair. FROZEN contains plenty of foul language and very grisly, scary violence. Despite a positive example of sacrifice for others, the characters don’t call to God. MOVIEGUIDE® recommends extreme caution.