Yes, I do watch movies, rare event though it is.
Last year I went to watch a movie at the theatre and they played the trailer for The Snowman right before the movie. I wouldn’t say it looked interesting because it didn’t but I was curious about the movie.
See, I read a lot of crime fiction but crime movies such as these? Not so much, rather, not at all. I don’t remember when I last watched a similar movie. Anyway, the trailer seemed like the kind of story I would read.
I finally got around to watching the movie a few days back.
First of all, the movie is an adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s book, The Snowman. I should have known it was based off a novel.
I have not read Jo Nesbø’s works before. Why? I am pretty sure someone put me off it but I can’t quite remember.
Secondly, the movie was a magnificent flop with raving bad reviews almost everywhere.
On to my thoughts about the movie now.
It is a strange little movie.
There are lengthy pauses where there shouldn’t be like as though someone forgot their lines, little intruding flashback scenes that I wasn’t sure was supposed to make sense and was generally moopy.
The characters are not linked at all, their roles not clear. The killer’s personality is sort of all over the place, or rather we are not even given a proper look into his character.
Story progresses with the help of coincidences, the right person at the right place at the right time or wrong time, depending on your view.
There wasn’t much detective work carried out either, I can probably count the number of people they interviewed in one hand and a bit of tracking at the very end.
All in all, it wasn’t a superb movie.
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When an elite crime squad’s lead detective, Harry Hole, 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, Katherine Bratt, 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.
Harry Hole – Michael Fassbender | Katherine Bratt – Rebecca Ferguson |
Rakel – Charlotte Gainsbourg | Mathias – Jonas Karlsson | Gert Rafto – Val Kilmer |
Arve Stop – J.K. Simmons