Heroes on Ice: 15 of the Most Chill Movie Characters
A title like 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' has got us feeling a little chilly, so slip into a nice warm parka and join us for a look at the good captain and some other famous human (and not-so-human) Popsicles.
Captain America, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
Captain America made his comic book debut in 1940, and Captain America: The First Avenger re-introduced the supersoldier, providing his backstory and the events that led to him being trapped in North Atlantic ice since WWII. The finale of the 2011 feature had Cap being thawed out for a whole new era.
Linkovich "Link" Chomovsky, ENCINO MAN (1992)
Buried in an earthquake thousands of years ago, Brendan Fraser's caveman is discovered by Los Angeles teenagers Sean Astin and Pauly Shore. They warm him up, clean him up, and he soon becomes Mr. Popular at their school.
The Missing Link, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (2009)
In this animated hit, the Missing Link (voiced by Will Arnett) is an ancient fish-ape hybrid trapped in an iceberg for twenty millennia. Scientists bring him back to life and later enlist him in the titular fight against extraterrestrials
Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)
Two of Hollywood's most famous monsters thaw out in this B-movie. Starring Boris Karloff – but not as Frankenstein's monster – and Lon Chaney Jr., still the definitive Wolf Man. (Sorry, Benicio del Toro.)
The Thing, THE THING (1982)
100,000 years in the Antarctic ice hasn't slowed down this horrific alien, which assimilates every living thing that crosses its path. It's up to Kurt Russell (and his mighty beard) to stop it.
Scrat, ICE AGE (2002)
At the end of the first installment of this blockbuster franchise, our hapless saber-toothed squirrel, apparently frozen in a glacier while chasing his precious acorn, washes up on a beach 20,000 years after Ice Age's main events.
"Charlie", ICEMAN (1984)
This understated drama stars John Lone as a Paleolithic man resuscitated after being found in the Arctic. While an anthropologist (Timothy Hutton) bonds with him, "Charlie's" right to live his life becomes open to debate.
Eddie, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Midnight movie fans know all about Eddie (Meat Loaf), a former delivery boy who rides out of refrigeration on his motorcycle. But his singing fails to impress Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), who has other, darker plans for Eddie.
Miles Monroe, SLEEPER (1973)
Woody Allen's wacky comedy stars the writer/director as a health food store owner who is cryogenically frozen and revived two hundred years later, where he is forced to fight in a rebellion against a bizarre dictator.
Austin Powers, AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997)
Thirty years isn't too long for a cryogenic nap, all things considered, but the 1997 that superspy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) awakens to is radically different from the swinging 1967 he remembers.
John Spartan and Simon Phoenix, DEMOLITION MAN (1993)
Detective Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), imprisoned for crimes he didn't commit, is sent into the deep-freeze. When the similarly frozen criminal Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) escapes in 2032, Spartan is revived to hunt him down.
Joe and Rita, IDIOCRACY (2006)
Mike Judge's cult comedy stars Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph as an Army librarian and a prostitute who volunteer for a suspended animation experiment, are forgotten for 500 years, and arrive at a remarkably stupid future.
Ellen Ripley, ALIENS (1986)
Sigourney Weaver's character took a deep-space snooze for 57 years after the events of the first Alien film (1979). Not long after she wakes, she and a troop of roughnecks are sent in to wipe out an entire colony of, well, aliens.
Jason Voorhees, JASON X (2005)
The unstoppable serial killer is picked up from Crystal Lake in the year 2455, after being frozen in cryogenic fluid. Naturally, Jason is reanimated, only to carve up as many victims as he can – but this time in outer space!
Han Solo, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980), RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
It's one of the most iconic images in all geekdom: Han Solo (Harrison Ford), frozen in carbonite, kept on display at Jabba the Hutt's palace until his Star Wars buddies come to the rescue.