Sound Off: Joe Carnahan's Thriller 'The Grey' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
January 27, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Live or Die on This Day. Arriving in theaters everywhere is Joe Carnahan's latest film The Grey, a survival thriller about pipeline workers whose plane crashes in the relentless Alaskan wilderness. Liam Neeson stars as Ottway, a survivalist expert, along with Frank Grillo (Diaz) and Dermot Mulroney (Talget). So how is it? How does the film compare to other survival, man-vs-nature thrillers? Is it as awesome as many have claimed, and as the trailer looks? How is it for a January movie? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Joe Carnahan's The Grey.
To fuel the fire, I totally love The Grey. I've seen it twice and it will probably be one of my favorite films by the end of the year, lasting all the way through, it's that good. I would call this film The Fountain of survival thrillers, in its subtle beauty, brilliance, and focus on characters and story rather than action. Neeson is so damn good in it, adding extra depths of emotion and sheer badassery. From the terrifying plane crash to the overall chilling atmosphere, wonderful score and everything else, I think this is a near perfect, incredibly realistic, awesome survival film. I love where it ends, you don't really need to see any more, it's perfect. It's the character journey all of them go on that makes it such an extraordinary experience. I love this so much!
What did you think of Carnahan's The Grey? Amazing survival thriller or droll, snowy bore? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!