‘The Snowman’ Puts a Freeze On Audience


Danielle Cotton, Staff Writer


“The Snowman” was released this Friday. If you are looking for an action-packed movie, this is not the film for you. The Snowman is a psychological crime thriller based on the novel by the same name written by Jo Nesbø.  

The movie takes place in Norway and is about Harry Hole, an elite detective who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He fears that the serial killer called “The Snowman” is active again. With the help of a brilliant new recruit, Hole need to figures out how to connect the old cases to the new one if he hopes to outsmart this killer before the next snowfall. 

The film stars Michael Fassbender, who is best known for playing Marvel Comics X-Men Magneto, and Rebecca Ferguson, who is best known for playing Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen.  

The movie starts off slow. The first part of the movie introduces each character and sets up for the first victim disappearance. The film picks up speed as Hole and his team starts to put the pieces together about who and why The Snowman is doing what he’s doing. 

“The Snowman” has several story lines that all intertwine with each other. It shows how each of the main characters are connected to The Snowman. The first story line takes place in the present as Hole works to figure out who The Snowman is. The second story is a flashback from nine years prior that shows another detective working on The Snowman cases. The third story is about Katrine Bratt, the new recruit who is trying to avenge her father’s death. 

The movie was decent with some suspenseful parts but would be better a a movie to rent than to go spend money at the theater to see.