The Snowman (2017; Tomas Alfredson) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 5
Hello Mister Filmmaker. You only shot 85 percent of the clues. You are very bad at your job.
Winter Sports World Cup enthusiasts Daniel and Corky take their detective boxes to the snowy streets of Oslo for this week’s review of Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman. This laughable murder-mystery stars Michael Fassbender as a damaged policeman hunting an ice-obsessed serial killer. Meanwhile, Rebecca Ferguson co-stars as someone who may or may not die.
Throughout the episode, Daniel and Corky fail to make sense of a nonsensical movie less famous than its meme. Elsewhere, your hosts discuss drunk-detective cliches, bet coffee beans on a character’s life, and do their absolute worst Buffalo Bill impressions.
U.S. theatrical release date: October 20, 2017
Domestic box office: $6.7 million (production budget: $35 million)
Critic scores: 7 on Rotten Tomatoes; 23 on Metacritic
This week’s beer: Prairie Flare gose (5.4% ABV)
IMDB synopsis: “Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.”
This week’s referenced movies: Aloha; Let the Right One In; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; The Big Sleep; Basic Instinct; The Wings of the Dove; Drive; Vibes; The Silence of the Lambs; Batman; Sleepaway Camp; Nymphomaniac; M; Pulp Fiction; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Ratings for The Snowman: Daniel: Double Dare; Corky: Double Dare