Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Three friends hit the slopes for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. But when they convince the chairlift operator to let them take one last run before closing, Parker (Emma Bell), Joe (Shawn Ashmore) and Dan (Kevin Zegers) find themselves stranded in midair, alone and freezing. It'll be days before anyone returns to the slopes, and their chances of survival are looking slimmer by the minute. Adam Green directs this taut thriller.
I thought I already reviewed this movie... but I can't find it anywhere. Here's another if I didn't do it the first time! Totally absorbed into the mountainous ski resort. The score was set beautifully along with the intense realism of a nightmare the characters must endure. Made me think twice about going on a ski lift after dark again.
A surprisingly decent suspense film. The basic premise: three friends take the last lift chair up the mountain for one last ski run before the lifts close for the week. The lift stops halfway up the hill stranding them. Considering the narrow parameters of the plot it was surprisingly entertaining and I didn't feel the need to fast forward through anything.