Excerpt: Frozen is one of those films with a premise that had not previously been made into a film and that, for me, is one of the things that is most interesting about the film itself. As a whole, the film is very well made and succeeds in placing the audience in a suspenseful situation that they have not seen before on screen. The technical merits of this Blu-Ray release are strong with great looking picture and an engrossing sound mix.
Summary: Okay so this was a great movie, but i never want to watch it again. Ever. You get so involved with their situation and you're sucked into it, you feel their pain and horror. Ir leaves you feeling unsettled. A lot like 'Buried' did if you have seen that film. 95% of the film is set in the same location but this doesn't mean it is boring at all. Absolutely not. So be prepared for an unsettling experience if you choose to watch this film.
Summary: Yes, brutal, like a lost Stephen King short story from the seventies, one of those with a small cast of characters that keeps getting smaller. You cross your fingers and just hope the ones you're rooting for survive to the end. And terrific. The cast totally sells a script that could have either gone over the top into "Cliffhanger" territory or become sentimental, and ditto for the sparse direction.
Summary: "Frozen" is a beautifully crafted and original horror/thriller set on a ski lift. Now, you might watch the trailer like I did and thought, "that is going to be so bloody boring! It's just three people sitting on a ski lift!" But trust me, it's much more than that. Adam Green holds us there and always makes sure that we're captivated enough to keep watching. The characters were well-developed and likable, so you care about what's going to happen to them.
Summary: Three college kids bribe their way on to a ski lift and enjoy a wonderful afternoon but things go horribly wrong when the Ski resort closes for 5 days and the friends realize that they’ve been forgotten. Trapped up high they must do their best to survive the brutal weather and the ~gasp~ man eating wolves waiting below. The contrived setup was barely plausible and since when is cable 'razor-sharp'? And really, ravenous fur beasties at a skiing resort?
Summary: Three college students are confined to a skilift suspended far above ground, isolated, with no one knowing about it(and no way to contact anyone), and realize that since they could be there for days while the resort is closed, they have to take matters into their own hands. That in itself wouldn't be enough to keep us interested, so there's conflict introduced right away, and the characters(and yes, we mostly focus on this trio), rather than being obnoxious, are...
Excerpt: I saw the trailer for "Frozen" onmy BD set of "The Walking Dead", and I was riveted by the concept and knw I had to see it. I bought it at Target for $13,which was still a risk as I had not seen the film, and knew it could be a dud. Instead, it was the most terrifying, harrowing, and emotionally draining scare story I have ever seen. "Frozen" harkens back o the fear of "Open Water", with its "What would you do?
Summary: The director (whom I didn't know before this movie) gets to generate an authentic tension from a real suspense story: the panic gripping the trio is absolutely palpable, although the strong implausibility of no one having a cellphone is not that believable. The terror due to their predicament mounts minute by minute and is made genuine by showing a harsh environment and by imposing tension on each of the characters.
Summary: I agree that the tension was kept pretty high throughout the film, but the characters, aside from a few personal stories, were never well developed. And wolves, really? The effort was there, but in the end I wasn't swayed.