Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Iceman (3.5)


2012 directed by Ariel Vromen.

Based on the true story of a mass murderer in America who was finally arrested in 1986.

Michael Shannon (to me) is one of those actors who has always been amazing but took a bit of time to work up to me for no reason. I suppose it more has to do with remembering him in all his different roles over the years and let me tell you that seeing him in this role will make it impossible to forget him now. The way he went from normal, slightly scary guy to absolute insanity in an instant on screen gave me chills. I forgot that he wasn't this cold blooded killer.

Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, Winona Ryder and all the supporting cast were great but no one really made up for Michael Shannon. He was just too good.

The movie was interesting and at some times exciting and bone chilling but over all I just couldn't get into it. I liked watching it and think it is a good movie but the fourth wall stayed up for me. I am not sure why. In all honesty this is my style of film but it just didn't hit home.

Check it out if you like the trailer. The fact that it is based on a true story adds another level of horror and amazement to it all.

(mostly for Michael Shannon's performance)

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