JACK FROST (a J!-ENT DVD Review)
September 30, 2002 by Dennis Amith
MOVIE COMPANY: Universal
CAST: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark Addy and Joseph Cross.
DIRECTED BY: Troy Miller
PRODUCED BY: Mark Canton and Irving Azoff
INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE URL: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0141109
TYPE OF MOVIE: Comedy & Drama
DURATION: 102 minutes
Michael Keaton is a rock n’ roll dad who gets one last chance to fine-tune his life – and prove that ice guys finish first – in this wild fantasy-adventure frosted with a blizzard of special effects!
On the verge of making it big, long-struggling musician Jack Frost (Keaton) realizes he’s missing something vital: time with his wife (Kelly Preston) and young son Charlie (Joseph Cross). But before Jack can make up for lost time, he swerves off an icy mountain road. Then, one cold winter’s night, Jack magically returns..as a snowman! He embarks on a riotous, snowball-chucking, snowboard-crusing quest to show Charlie that when it comes to being totally cool, there’s no dad…like a snowdad!
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Production notes
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I could find.
I remember when I first heard that Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston were going to be in a snowman movie and I was like…why? I was actually expecting this movie to be bad but I was surprised that I enjoyed it a lot! I really liked how they developed the story between father and son and then son losing father. A very touching story that your children will definitely enjoy!
First, the pictures don’t do the snowman justice because they really did a good job in the movie making the snow man look good with the use of teaming up with George Lucas Industrial Light and Magic. Awesome!
The video transfer is beautiful and the audio is pretty good considering it’s a dialogue movie. As for the DVD, the movie comes with production notes and the theatrical trailer. I wish there was a long featurette and perhaps deleted scenes or something but it’s ok… I got more what I expected from this movie.
In a way, I’m kind of happy that Michael Keaton took this role because for a good actor, to make a film for the families/children out there, shows great character.
A great movie for families to watch together with their children.
THE MOVIE: A
THE DVD EXTRAS: C+
THE DVD OVERALL: B
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