Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you’re trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight. Michael Keaton, who deserves a much better movie, plays Jack Frost, a small-town Colorado bar-band singer who goes on the road for a Christmas gig and dies in an accident, leaving behind his wife (Kelly Preston) and teenage son (Joseph Cross). A year later, he returns to life as a blustery, wisecracking snowman who looks like a cross between the Pillsbury Doughboy and Lionel Barrymore. This slapdash comic fantasy wants to be a Spielbergian fairy tale — E.T. with attitude — but it gives you nothing to respond to but the special effects, which turn Jack the snowman joker into a dancing, toboggan riding, supple-bodied special pal. That the character seems more than a little demented is evidently lost on the filmmakers; he looks like he could just as well have been an icicle-wielding serial killer (similar to last year’s straight-to-video Jack Frost). To establish that the film isn’t just for kiddies, Keaton sings urgently bad ’70s-style blues-rock tunes and periodically breaks into a low-down ”black” dialect. As a hero, Jack may be made of snow, but he is most definitely uncool. D+
Jack Frost Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight. Michael Keaton, who...Jack FrostSci-fi and Fantasy, DramaMark Steven JohnsonPG Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight. Michael Keaton, who...2007-07-25Joseph CrossWarner Bros.
Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama; Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross; Director: Troy Miller; Author: Mark Steven Johnson; Release Date Wide: 12/11/1998; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted July 25 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Big Brother': James explains why he trashed the house during the veto competition
- Michelle Obama wished Beyoncé a happy birthday on Twitter
- Jason Biggs' son picked book perfect for his 'American Pie' past
- 'Big Brother': Meg on her biggest mistake and that drunken night with Clay
- Pink says she has no issue with Demi Lovato after critical VMAs comments
- See a peculiar teaser for 'Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children'
- Here's who's returning to 'Nashville' in season 4 ...
- Force Friday: See Hasbro's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' toys
- How three worlds collided for the Shondaland cast shoot: See the exclusive photos
- 8 most polarizing celebrities in 'Dancing With the Stars' history
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- Johnny Depp, Gabrielle Union, Karlie Kloss & More!