The Good:Liam Neeson baby! There is some entertainment value to the idea of men vs wolves. Survival and adventure aspect.
The Bad:Other than a misleading trailer, slow moving and depressing. Some parts of the story were shallow and repetitive. Ending was atrocious.
Liam Neeson…. Nuff said. Right?
Or at least that’s what I thought was going to be the case. Wow, did I think this movie was a lock for greatness. I would’ve bet the house on it. After watching the preview, I almost thought this was some sort of joke. I mean, Liam Neeson? Plane crash? Has to fight his way out of the Alaskan wilderness? Has to fight wolves? Holy fucking shit, sign me up!
Think again. False advertising can’t even explain it. The trailer made this movie seem like Cliffhanger banged Taken, creating some almighty, must-see in theaters, action extravaganza. Sadly, The Grey is not an action film.
This is a deep movie. I can handle deep movies, but not when I’m expecting Cliff-Taken-Hanger. It’s deep and it’s dark. I’m not saying it will completely waste your time, but I want you to know what you’re getting into. Be ready for scenes that seem like they’re about to explode with action, then don’t. Get ready for manly men doing manly things. And even with a shortage of action, get ready for some violence.
I kept feeling like this movie was trying to show that they had a good story, but just couldn’t quite get there. The cast tried to act their way through it, but they had to know there was no hope. I came out of the movie with a feeling just short of apocalyptic, and border-line suicidal. Not my style.