Best movie ever!
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
I should start by noting that I've never read any of Jo Nesbø's novels (I've seen the movie version of "Headhunters"). With that said, I hope that his novel is better than the muddled movie version of "The Snowman". It's a worthy effort, but it doesn't do much to draw the viewer into the story or make the viewer feel for the characters. Maybe it would've been better if filmed in its native Norwegian (as "Headhunters" was). It was especially jarring to see a movie set in Norway but everything's written in English! Even if it's a US-made movie...seriously, what the hell?The point is that the cast members have starred in far better movies (Steve Jobs, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Girl, Hitchcock, Boys Don't Cry, The Doors, Whiplash...and that's just a few of them), so why waste time on this?Elendig innsats!
My wife and I watched this movie at home on DVD from our public library.I am not familiar with the book but it evidently was a good success. This movie not so much so. It starts with a scene of an unhappy family and rather quickly the mother drives her car onto a frozen lake then stops. The boy gets out but she stays in, the ice cracks, she drowns. The story that follows is more than a bit disjointed and only near the end do we learn of the significance of the opening. Michael Fassbender is Harry Hole, a detective assigned to a murder that quickly appears to be linked to others. Most of the movie is him and others investigating clues and piecing together what is going on. It could have been made into a rather gripping story but instead comes across as rather bland.We were disappointed, the several good actors here are mostly wasted.
....the rushed production. It deviated so far from the book, dropped several characters and made everyone sound American or English. Perish the thought of reading subtitles! :o If they are planning to make a series of these like they did with James Patterson's books and Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross, please make the next one better. Take your time filming it.
This movie is such a slow starter I was ready for it to end. The acting was so horrible based on the cast that I actually said that guy almost looks like Val Kilmer and it WAS Val Kilmer. They should have stuck with the original title, Cure for Insomnia.