Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Frozen (2012)

Every once in a while, I want to find something to watch with the daughters and look for something with a lower rating. Speaking of daughters, it is hard to believe that my oldest Genesis turned 17 today. She is an incredible and talented girl and the sky is truly the limit with her. Next up for review during this wintery season is the 2012 flick, The Frozen.

Plot/ After a harrowing snowmobile accident, a young couple is stranded in the woods and must survive while waiting for help to arrive. Events take a turn for the worse after the disappearance of Emma's boyfriend, leaving her on her own not only to battle the elements, but also to elude a mysterious hunter who is tracking her through the forest.

There are times when movies rely on the simplex of mean and provided just enough to keep you watching. In this stripped down ultra low budget flick, the storyline may be simple, but the acting and ideas are solid, and the decision to use the natural soundscape really works to build tension. Yes, it is somewhat predictable, the pacing is a touch slow, and there is really no action, but some of that is expected on a small budget. In the end, this one may not be groundbreaking, but it does feature some entertaining moments and a touch of realism. If you like slower nature based movies, give it a shot.

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