Plot: What’s it about?
The story is about Jack Frost (Micheal Keaton) who is a musician who is out on the road a lot and he doesn’t spend enough time with his son or wife. His wife, Gabby (Kelly Preston)and his son Charlie, (Joseph Cross) want him around more often, but his musical career seems to be getting more attention of late. Jack and his band are called out to do a gig on Christmas day at a record company’s executive’s house. And the Frost’s special plan of going to the mountains in a cabin has been ditched.
Jack gets a change of heart on the way out to the gig and he turns around and goes back to the cabin for Christmas with his family. But on the way his car goes over the cliff and he is killed. One year later his spirit is inside of a snowman that his son built in the front of their house. Once Jack convinces his son that the snowman is his dad than Jack gets to do some catching up of things that he didn’t do when he was alive.
I read some decent things about this movie at other websites so I thought I would give it a try. And with the family around during the funny season, why not. The kids seemed to like it and I thought it was okay. It has some cool snow ball fights and a few laughs. While I wouldn’t recommend buying it and if you have some small ones around it would be worth a rental for them. Otherwise I wouldn’t really bother watching it. If you are so inclined to buying it you should be able to pick it up for about $14 with a coupon at some sites.
Video: How does it look?
This is a wide 2.35:1 ratio letterbox transfer that is 16×9 enhanced. The transfer was well done and it looks good. There seems to be a little bit of haziness in some scenes and not sure if that was purposely done or not. A good transfer none the less.
Audio: How does it sound?
This was a surprisingly good 5.1 sounding DVD. Definately the best part of the DVD. The bass was deep, low and tight. Even though it is a family movie. Shocking stuff. The rock concerts are loud and use a wide soundstage and the surrounds come into effect in the snow ball fights. A very good job here.
Supplements: What are the extras?
You get a theatrical trailer in 2.0 sound and some interesting production notes. And thats all she wrote.