Director : Tomas Alfredson
Producer(s) :Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Piodor Gustafsson and Robyn Slovo
Starring : Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmon
Genre : Thriller/Horror
Release Date :October 13, 2017
Awesome-o-metre : 5.0/10
REVUE OF THE SNOWMAN
The Snowman is about an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø, I have been looking forward to see Fassbender in a movie after the aberration that was Assassins Creed but unfortunately, this isn’t the redemption I had in mind. I have been anticipating this film since I saw the trailer especially since I haven’t seen a movie about serial killers in a while but to be honest, The Snowman left a bit to be desired. For a psycho thriller where the audience is supposed to be left guessing who the killer is, The Snowman’s villain could be spotted from a mile away so when he was finally revealed, everyone just sighed in exasperation.
The Snowman had its absorbing pace going for it so we all felt that it was building to an explosive crescendo but unfortunately, the conclusion was rather anticlimactic and underwhelming. Even though The Snowman felt like an unfinished sneeze, I still think that most part of it was quite good and I especially liked the way the villain played cat and mouse with the detectives, teasing them with his synthesized voice and their frustration at being one step behind was interesting to watch.
The Snowman is a fairly decent movie that will intrigue you but it isn’t as riveting as I would have liked it to and didn’t live up to its full potential. Anyways, you guys should see it and as always, hit me up on Twitter Instagram or Facebook and let me know what you think.
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