Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Grey (2011)

Director: Joe Carnahan

Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

Following a grueling five-week shift at an Alaskan oil refinery, workers led by sharpshooter John Ottway are flying home for a much-needed vacation. A brutal storm causes their plane to crash in the frozen wilderness, and only eight men, including Ottway, survive. As they trek southward toward civilization and safety, Ottway and his companions must battle mortal injuries, the icy elements, and a pack of hungry wolves.

There were some really hard scenes to watch in this movie. It is never a good thing to see a plane crash in a movie. That is something you never want to think about. It will make you think twice about flying around Alaska during winter. That was really scary. Once it crashes, you then have to deal with a pack of hungry wolves. They are going to hunt you down in the cold to kill you. That sounds like nothing but a terrible day. I would want to go home, right then. All of these scenes look horrible, and I mean painful. They did a really good job of creating these scenes.

Liam Neeson was good in this movie. It is not his best or worst movie. Dermot Mulroney seemed like he was an afterthought for the movie. You would think to have a big name, you would not be almost lost or hidden in a movie, but it seemed like he was hidden. The rest of the cast was good in the movie.

This was one of those movie that you think that you are cold watching it. It looks freezing out there. The idea of being stuck out there for days at a time is something that I would never want to experience. That is just too cold, but the actors really made the movie work, and you could understand their feeling and emotions.

I liked this movie, but I do not think that it is a rewatcher. I did not think it is worth watching several times. It is worth watching once. Enjoy.

The Grey (2011) Trailer

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