Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Grey - DVD Review

Starring Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie and James Badge Dale.  Directed by Joe Carnahan.


The marketing made this look like Liam Neeson kicking wolf butt in the Alaskan wilderness. This has more in common with a Jack London story than Taken.

After a handful of oil workers survive a plane crash during a snow storm, they find themselves surrounded by man-killing wolves. The eight men find themselves sitting ducks if they stay with what's left of their plane, and so they trek south. And then there were seven. And then there were six...

I liked the thoughtfulness to this story, and it is a bleak contemplation on life and death. It also gets predictable in its killing order. If the story seems to be focussing on one guy that isn't Liam Neeson, it's a pretty good bet that he's going to be the next to go. In fact some of the deaths started to make this feel like Final Destination.

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