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‘Snowman’ melts in theaters

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Jade Campbell

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A suspenseful action filled thriller movie, “The Snowman,” came to theaters on Oct. 20.

Made by the Swedish director Tomas Alfredson,also known for his work “Let the Right One In,”a serial killer is being tracked down by two detectives, Harry Hole and Katrine Bratt. This serial killer likes to cut up women’s bodies and scatter them in the snow, once in awhile he makes their decapitated heads into snowmen. When you think you finally understand what is going on, due to jumping between flashbacks and normal time, a plot twist is thrown in their to get you confused all over again.

Oslo,Norway, where it seems to always be snowing Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is a famous detective and an old drunk who likes to sleep in random parks and miss work for days on end. Hole always thinks he’s right and he never really thinks the worst until he meets Katrine Bratt (Rebecca Ferguson)a new mysterious transfer detective.

“The Snowman” is the seventh book out of the crime series written by Jo Nesbø. Although being the seventh book, it is the first out of the series to be turned into a movie and according to its 8% rating on Rotten tomatoes it may be the last.

Although thriller/horror, it would be better listed as mystery and action. Even with its 8% rating this movie really has a handful of well written scenes, written by Matthew Carnahan, Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan. The end is where everything starts to make sense, so don’t give up too soon.

“The Snowman” is rated R due to graphic and sexual content.

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