Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Grey Review - 2.5 Stars
Liam Neeson protects an arctic wilderness camp by hunting the wolves they prowl around the camp. I assume they’re drilling for oil in the far reaches of Alaska or something. Anyway, Liam and an airplane full of tough guy get on a flight back to civilization except the thing crashes, and the wolves that Liam spends his nights hunting seem to want revenge. So Liam leads the survivors through the snow, hunted by wolves. One by one they drop—kind of like Alien or a dozen other horror movies—and then the end, with a twist that some will love but left me flat. Not bad not great not black not white, just “The Grey. Does it deliver what it promises? Man versus wolves. Is it entertaining? If you like wolves. Is it worth the price of admission? Maybe on a snow day when you have to get out of the house.