The Snowman was the only genre-adjacent horror movie released theatrically over the weekend, it got plenty of attention; and why not? The film stars Michael Fassbender, it’s directed by the guy who helmed Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson), and sported some truly chilling trailers (pun intended) before its release. But fans and critic have seen The Snowman, and no one is impressed. It’s getting dismal reviews!
Official Synopsis: For Detective Harry Hole, the death of a young woman during the first snowfall of winter feels like anything but a routine homicide. His investigation leads him to “The Snowman Killer,” an elusive sociopath who continuously taunts Hole with cat-and-mouse games. As the vicious murders continue, Harry teams up with a brilliant recruit to try and lure the madman out of the shadows before he can strike again.
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So, what exactly went wrong? If you haven’t seen the film for yourself—don’t. Our friends at The AtZ Show have produced an Ending Explained video and, in this case, it can serve as a substitute for the entire film. While summing up the mess of a plot, the video also explains behind-the-scenes maneuvers that doomed The Snowman from the get-go.
Did you know the film is based on a novel, but they started at #7 in a series? What about the fact that they “forgot” to film crucial chunks of the screenplay? These and other factors are revealed in the video below. Give it a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: The most embarrassing movie of 2017.
About The AtZ Show on YouTube: A show covering the Good, the Bad and Everything in between about movies. Ending Explained’s: A breakdown on some of the most confusing endings, a look at the setups for future franchises, and a whole bunch of spoilers. Easter Eggs: Covering all of the best references, connection, and subtleties that often go unnoticed in movies. Movie Essays: A series of videos dedicated to certain film topics.
So what do you think of The AtZ Show’s assessment of The Snowman? Have you seen the film already and, if so, is it really as bad as everyone is saying? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!
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