Jack Frost Reviews
Even with it being a relatively quick watch that flies by, the movie doesn't offer much and it does wear out its welcome pretty fast. Jack Frost quickly becomes an annoying version of Chucky towards the end. I can only recommend this movie for one thing and that's to see Shannon Elizabeth (pre-American Pie) getting raped by a snowman. That sounds so terrible, and it is, but it's one of those few cinematic moments that come along once in a lifetime. It has to be seen to be believed. Other than that one scene you'll probably forget the rest of the movie (like I did).
A ruthless serial killer named Jack Frost is scheduled to be executed. An unfortunate experiment gone wrong causes the serial killer's soul to take liquid form and bond with snow, creating killer snowman Jack Frost. A small town with a dipshit sheriff is invaded by Jack Frost where people start turning up missing. Can the dipshit sheriff figure out how to stop this ferocious beast?
"Conventional weapons will be useless against him."
Michael Cooney, director of Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman and episodes of the television series Center Stage, delivers Jack Frost. The storyline for this picture is terrible as is the acting and dialogue. The quality of the film actually reminded me a little of Sharknado. This felt like a movie made by someone and his friends.
"I only axed you for a smoke."
I grabbed this off Netflix because I remembered when this came out and couldn't believe such a horrible movie concept was picked up and produced by a movie studio. Unfortunately, it was. This movie doesn't have much going for it, even the witty lines weren't entertaining. Overall, I recommend skipping this film, even if you're a fan of the horror genre.
"Deep fried Jack served at midnight."
It's too sluggish and amateurish to be entirely successful, but it is mildly entertaining with some decent special effects that definitely set it apart from a dozen projects just like it. It doesn't make you believe a snowman can fly any better than the ill-fated Michael Keaton movie of the same name, but it is better than that horrible family film that followed a year later.
The murders are inventive, and it's got more corny one-liners than a half dozen Arnold Schwarzenegger pictures, and some of them are actually funny. The silly jokes even continue on during the credits so stick around for them. Unfortunately, even with all of the positive aspects that I did like about it, this is still a B-movie that never comes close to competing with most of its big-budgeted peers.
The production values are shoddy, and the pacing is off as it drags a lot in the first half. The tone is just right, as it never takes itself too seriously, but the direction from first-timer Michael Cooney is clunky and amateurish. Scott MacDonald has a lot of fun in the title role, and he's actually more effective in human form before the accident (which was oddly reminiscent of those old Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercials).
The rest of the cast fails to impress, but as a film, "Jack Frost" will be remembered longer than most. It's silly fun but ultimately not ambitious enough to succeed.