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Frozen starring Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell

Frozen starring Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore and Emma Bell.

Frozen starring Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore and Emma Bell. 2010. Written and directed by Adam Green.

Three friends Joe, Dan and Parker (Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell) are three friends enjoying a weekend ski getaway. Well, it is more like Dan (Kevin Zegers)’s girlfriend Parker (Emma Bell) is trying to blend in to which would typically be a boys’ outing. The boys have been friends since primary school and Joe is not all that happy with the changing dynamics. But as it turns out, the adjustment would be the least of their worries as the trio decides to fit in a one late night ski adventure. Bad luck ends them up in stranded in the air on the airlift. Things couldn’t have been much worse as the power goes off, lights go down and the lounge closes for the week.

From then on, it is a constant struggle with their possible upcoming death from freezing, while trying to decide if they should try out riskier things for the chance of survival.

I really would rather not give any details, as the bigger part of the movie is about how these three people try to handle life-or-death dilemmas, while trying not to completely lose it. There is one minor spoiler though – if you are watching this because Zegers is in the lead, just know Shawn Ashmore has more screen time.

That said, the acting is really decent, the effects are satisfactory and it is a good drama/thriller if you enjoy survival films. Now, I wish I could see it at the theaters. I ended up watching it on small screen and while the drama is effective, I suspect a ground sound system on a huge screen would have a lot to do with a thrilling effect.

Don’t get me wrong though, nature does provide some scary elements. And if you turn on the empathy mode just a tiny bit, there is no reason you shouldn’t enjoy the film.

Yeah, there were moments of boredom on my part- but remember- the film is about three people on a ski-lift in the freezing cold while I was perfectly safe and sound on my bed, while I had my laptop to entertain me. Now, there was this user review that said while Frozen is a decent film, it doesn’t do to skiing what Jaws did for swimmers. Well, I think Frozen is not meant to scare you about skiing. It is meant to freak you out about getting on a ski-lift in the middle of the night while there is practically no one around.

It is not a prize, but it sure as hell not a waste of your time either. Written & directed by Adam Green.

6.4 on IMDB. 7/10 from me – for the overall effort and effect.

Other Movies with Kevin Zegers

The Jane Austen Book Club starring Maria Bello, Hugh Dancy, Emily Blunt & Kevin Zegers

It’s a boy/girl thing starring Kevin Zegers


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