Thursday, November 11, 2010
To add to the fact that this film was incredibly well paced, I watched this under circumstances where no one around had seen the film. The past few instances where I've watched scary movies from the comfort of my dorm room futon, someone in the room had seen the film, usually myself, so other things were around to distract us. However, for some reason or another, the games of Halo: Reach stopped, obsessive facebook updates subsided, and cellphone text messages remained unread. Green grabbed a hold of the 5 of us watching by the throat, and didn't let go until the credits began to roll. Basically, what Jaws did to going to the beach, Frozen did to going to ski resorts.
To put it simply, I officially do not and can not hate Adam Green anymore. He impressed me wholeheartedly with Frozen and more than made up for his comedic gore-fests. He delivered a remarkably realistic thriller with characters that the audience actually cared about, and snuck in some gross-out moments for good measure. I still dislike Hatchet, but Adam Green has successfully made me want to stick to sledding and snowball fights this winter.