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The Frozen Ground trailer with killer Cusack, stripper Hudgens and Cage

TheFrozenGround.jpgThe trailer for The Frozen Ground is, well to be quite frank, rubbish. Yet there are so many positives for this film that I'm hoping it's just a really bad trailer release and pretty soon we're going to see a decent one released.

The good points? Well they are John Cusack playing a real creepy bad guy, Nicolas Cage playing a real life good guy, Vanessa Hudgens shaking off her teen image playing a stripper, Radha Mitchell and a true life story of a serial killer that seems almost unbelievable. Now that outweighs the trailer doesn't it?

I am disappointed by the trailer for The Frozen Ground but then there are plenty of positives, the problem really is that it's just a collection of clips from various parts of the film, clips that usually have no dialogue or connection to each other, and all lumped in one. It's far from a proper theatrical release trailer.

Scott Walker is the writer and director who has tackled this film as his first feature, a fair job considering the names involved and that the story is based on actual events. Here's the blurb for the film:

The Frozen Ground is based on the true story of Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (called Sgt. Jack Halcombe in the movie). Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has silently stalked the streets of Anchorage for more than 13 years. As the bodies of Anchorage women start to add up, Sgt. Halcombe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer. When 17 year old Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) escapes Hansen's unspeakable violence, she believes the law will take him down. Instead she finds herself, once again, fighting for her life. With her only ally, the unlikely Sgt. Halcombe, Paulson is determined to bring a serial killer to justice.

The trailer for The Frozen Ground comes from TrailerAddict, and while it goes on way too long and could easily lose you, the thought of John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in these two roles is interesting, especially when you see Cusack giving a performance that makes me think of Robin Williams in One Hour Photo.

What do you think? Worth a watch?



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