Thursday, September 30, 2010
I really liked this movie. I feel like I heard a lot of crap from people about the specifics and logistics of the whole thing, but I thought this shit was pretty believable.
Parker, Lynch, and Dan have set out for a little day of skiing. Parker and Dan are dating, and Lynch and Dan are friends since childhood. This in and of itself creates an odd dynamic, rife with drama and such. Now these three are not the brightest crayons in the box, and they have this stupid plan to try and get on the ski lift by bribing the worker. This works, and they probably should have stopped there, but they insist on squeezing in one last ride before leaving for the day. Bad plan. As they ascend to the top of the mountain, the lift comes to a halt, the lights get shut off, and holy fucking shit, they are stuck up there.
Obviously, panic ensues as they try to find a way out of the chair. As it turns out, the resort is only open on the weekends, and therefore no one will be returning for nearly a week. Just the thought of this was giving me a minor, okay major, panic attack. As they attempt escape, shit seriously hits the fan. You would think that a movie mostly focused on three people in one small area could not stay exciting, but you would be wrong. This flick kept the momentum going from start to finish.
One thing I really found impressive about Frozen was the really intense emotions. I am a seasoned horror veteran and even my cold cynical heart began to thaw when Parker was talking about her dog. And although there isn't a ton of gore in this movie, the few moments of it really do the trick.
This movie certainly wasn't perfect in its logistics, and the ending was alright, but I really liked it overall. I also think it's pretty awesome that they filmed it all with no green screens or CGI. It really lends to the realism of the whole thing. Definitely check it out.
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