All you need to know is that Liam Neeson calls a wolf a motherfucker and punches it repeatedly in the face.
This is so much more than just men killing wolves . . this is so much more . . A man's unrelenting hope for survival and his basic discontent and displeasure with God.
Liam Neeson screams in anger"Fuck faith,earn it."
I would give 4 stars for that alone.
Damn, this one knocked the wind out of me.
I expected to see a well-crafted action flick and I did. What I didn't expect was that it would be intelligent as well. The storyline isn't really original, but it's what is between the lines that makes this film extraordinary. This isn't merely a story about survival, it's also about what gives people their purpose in life. It asks questions about faith and doesn't provide any easy answers.
At the centre…
Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.
I took my sweet time finally watching this film because I thought it was just The Edge with wolves instead of a bear. The fact that the last movie that Joe Carnahan directed was The A-Team also didn't make me rush out to the theater to see this. I say that without actually having…
I was totally blown away by The Grey. I suspected there was a little more to it beyond "Liam Neeson punching wolves". What I got was an intense survival-thriller that on many occasions excels beyond the expectations of this sub-genre. The film is about death, and it handles this was grace and poignancy. It also has one of the best endings in a good while. A wonderful surprise that looks to be this year's 'The Descent', 'Ravenous', 'Attack the Block', etc.
A great example of why I really try not to watch trailers - the marketing department had a hell of a time marketing this film, and succeeded in completely misleading both its potential audience and its actual audience.
So perhaps it was lowered expectations, but when I put this on for my normal husband-is-out-drinking-so-it's-time-for-an-action-movie Friday night, I was very pleasantly surprised.
A superb exploration of primal instincts and mortality, using aspects of the horror genre to heighten this survival film,…
Much more of a movie about a plane crash with wolves involved. Fear, death, braveness and survival. This story is very disturbing, very philosophical with the question of the existence of God. The man who had less reasons to continue to live (I deduce that according with the flashbacks that Neeson has during the movie) was the man who God spared more. I really liked the final scene, man vs animal.
It's beautifully shot.
Liam Neeson has a very good performance. He is still a bad ass with 60!
Considering that this film is about a group of men struggling desperately to survive in the snowy wilderness surrounded by flesh-hungry wolves, there is a surprisingly little amount of macho bullshit on show. My expectations were low on this one, even though I have a soft spot for Liam Neeson, and the last thing I was expecting was to be holding back tears by the time the credits rolled.
The story is simple, which makes its lasting effect even more…
Wow. I didn't expect that.
I have ignored this since its release. I have had no real interest in it, and I have never been a big Liam Neeson fan. Although I think that The Grey has put me straight on both of those points.
This is an intense, well made movie. It is claustrophobic in its expansiveness. And that takes fucking skill. The skill of the actors, and the skill of the director. It's lack of flash, and…
"You're gonna die. That's what's happening. It's OK. Look at me. Keep looking at me. It's alright. It'll slide over you. It'll start to feel warm. Nice and warm. Let it move over you. Let your thoughts go. All the good things. All the good things. Yeah. Who do you love? Who do you love?"
Joe Carnahan took me for a ride, a bleak ride of meditation and life,…