Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Posted by JPX
Man, you know a movie is bad when the only still you can find is the movie title! Okay, here it goes. Scientist Frank Overton and his colleague Helen are on the bleeding edge of technology. They have cryogenically placed monkees in suspended animation and revived them with no ill-effects. It’s always fun to play with monkees,
but the obvious next step is to freeze a human. Unfortunately, the guy funding this research gets cold feet (no pun intended) and refuses to allow the research to progress any further. Overton thumbs his nose at authority and volunteers himself as a test subject. Okay, all of that stuff was kind of interesting, but unfortunately the real plot of this movie is an annoying love square between Overton, Helen, and his annoying lush wife Joan, who is also screwing around with another guy. Can you follow that? No? Overton and Helen work together (there is nothing going on between them). Overton’s wife, Joan, is nonetheless jealous even though she’s banging another guy. Got it? Eventually Joan gets a hold of a gun and, let’s just say, expires. Overton is the prime suspect for her death, but wait, he’s frozen so how could he do it?
What’s funny is that the description for this film is that Overton’s wife is dead and the frozen Overton is the prime suspect. The reality is that Joan’s death only occurs near the very end of the film and her death is resolved before Overton is unfrozen. The police are never really involved at all. This is a boring movie that squanders every opportunity to be interesting. When people are “frozen” they basically just have electrodes stuck to them and they are covered in a clear shower curtain. I mean, for crying out loud, at least make the tiny bit of science fiction involved in this film slightly interesting! Terrible.
at 8:40 AM