October 20, 2017

R: October 20th, 2017 | R: 119 minutes | R: R

Elite Crime Detective Harry Hole (Played by Michael Fassbender) is the best in his field. But after not working on a case for a while and falling into an alcohol addiction, he gets pulled into a new case teaming up with detective Katrine Bratt (Played by Rebecca Ferguson). All because a serial killer starts attacking again, with the disappearance of a new victim. But this time he is leaving snowmen at all of his murder locations.

This film is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Who previously directed “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Let the Right One In”) and stars Michael Fassbender (Previously seen in “12 Years a Slave” and “X-Men: First Class”) as well as Rebecca Ferguson (Previously seen in “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” and “Life”). And wow, with all the hype this movie was very disappointing. To start the performances were very forgettable. Not dreadful...just forgettable. And there were so many unnecessary characters that only added confusion to the film. Especially Val Kilmer's and J.K. Simmons's characters. With all the characters it just clogged up the movie and lost the audience. Speaking of losing the audience, the story had so many subplots that nothing was happening. I mean stuff was happening, but it did not affect the central plot. It was very slow moving, overly complicated and overwhelming. The cinematography was also very bland to look at. The vibe was also very odd. It was cheesy at points, but then again astsy. It really was just weird.

Overall do not have much to say about this disappointing film. I mean sure it had its moments, but the flaws majorly outshined the positive elements going for it. It is such a cram packed film with way too many characters and subplots. It honestly left me with so many questions as to what I watched and straight up bored me. This just shows that adapting a best selling book to a film does not always translate. I am not going to recommend anyone to see “The Snowman”.

Rating: 2 out of 5

Cabell Cabell (Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.
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