Summary: I have only one issue with what is otherwise a near perfect release. Disney has held back the 3D version from sale at this point. Yes, you’ve been through the whole opening the vaults cash grab before with The Mouse House . It’s a film worth having and seeing now and I just don’t know how long it’ll be before we get the next release. The movie itself is an absolutely must have. It’s Disney’s best since The Lion King .
Excerpt: Dan (Kevin Zegers) and Joe (Shawn Ashmore) love to shred the slopes, but their most recent trip to the Snowbasin ski resort has been a little tense. Joe brought along his girlfriend Parker (Emma Bell), who Dan feels has been taking over Joe’s life and now, their beloved ski trip. Not to mention that since Parker isn’t very experienced, the three have spent almost the entire trip on the beginner slopes.
Excerpt: It strikes me that ambitious writer/director Adam Green must be some sort of sadist. Not because he has set out to create a film to satisfy the current obsession with unflinching, sphincter-contracting gore � which he hasn�t � but rather because his ice cold horror presentation, Frozen , has been filmed embracing a multitude of challenging conditions which would, on the surface, appear to be virtually insurmountable.
Excerpt: A typical day on the slopes 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.
Conclusion: 'Frozen' has a great concept and it's an often tense film with well drawn characters, but in the end it isn't something that I would purchase for repeat viewings. In regards to picture and audio qualities, I enjoyed the technical Dolby TrueHD surround sound track much more than the film's grainy and often out of focus picture. I seem to be in the minority on that one, but I'm picky, and a good-looking Blu-ray this is not.
Conclusion: The only real question is how Frozen will hold up to repeat viewings; one might very well be enough, but for as strong as the picture is, it's one downfall may be a lack of replay value simply because of the foreknowledge of how things will play out. On the other hand, it's so positively gripping, absorbing, and well-made that it may hold its value as a gut-wrenching and morally, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and physically draining picture that might be worth...
Conclusion: You do the math folks. It’s really that simple. Adam Green’s Frozen is a MUST-have in your home video collection. You owe it to yourself to check this one out and see what all the buzz is about and discover why Adam Green is one of the most prolific up and coming writers the films his name is attached to.
Excerpt: The Film There's a brilliant episode of "Seinfeld" where George and Jerry are pitching their "show about nothing" to an NBC executive. Behold: NBC Exec: "No stories? So what is it?" George: "Alright. What did you do today?" NBC Exec: "I got up and came to work." George: "There's a show. That's a show." NBC Exec: "How is that a show?" Jerry: "Well, uh, maybe something happens on the way to work." George: "No, no, no. Nothing happens.
Excerpt: Frozen comes from the, “Why didn’t anyone think of this before” department, a simple story of three people stuck in an absolutely terrifying scenario. It’s part of that small genre that’s seen a few hits as of late, the small budgeted Open Water and Colin Farrell vehicle Phone Booth . We’ll call it the single location survival thriller, or in the case of Frozen , brilliant.