11 Christmas Films : Jake Frost (1998) (10)

Jack Frost is a 1998 Christmas comedy fantasy drama film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. Keaton stars as the title character, a man who dies in a car accident and comes back to life as a snowman.

Frederic : A living snowman was the missing character left in all the supposedly magical but actually disturbing-crazy stuff making the plot lines of the Christmas films I’ve been watching lately. And here he is, going by the name of Jack Frost who used to be a man. The father of a son, Charlie, whose character seems to be the only one slightly well played in this film if ever there’s something positive to be found in it. Because Jack Frost doesn’t really manage to make you feel anything part from the last shot when the camera leaves the neighbourhood on a backwards travelling which makes you feel empty and somehow sad by the lack of efficacy this film leaves you with.

Joshua: I remember having nightmares from this movie, when I was a young boy. Just look at the terrifying Snowman. The worst thing about this movie is the bored voice of Michael Keaton as an animated snowman. 16 years after watching it for the first time, it still makes me laugh. How can you have such ideas? I don’t even know which genre this movie is. Is it a Drama, because of a father dying on Christmas? Is it an Animation movie? Or a Comedy? I have no idea. According to Wikipedia, this movie had a budget of 85 (!) Million dollars! Probably being spent on the catering.

Luke : I can only describe this film as complete and utter crap. I know how harsh it is for me to use that word, but Jack Frost is incredibly dull and has no star charisma to it’s plot. I’m especially disappointed with the casting of Michael Keaton, he was the cape crusader, he was Beatlejuice, he was a serial killer in a film which is more crap than this, but it’s still worth watching. I’m disappointed because he’s singing bad children’s songs in the style of pop songs, when he comes back as the Snowman, I’m sorry but that’s just crazy bad, infact the whole film is crazy bad.

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