Friday, November 2, 2012

The Grey

Eric and I weren't too sure about this film before we watched it.  We heard some good things and some not so good things.  But we went into it hoping to be entertained yet didn't expect to be blown away either.  And that's about where we ended once it was done.

This film lies somewhere between a realistic survival film and a horror.  It really isn't a horror, but the whole situation, particularly the wolves they are fighting, are a little beyond anything you would ever believe is real.  Liam Neeson plays a guard for an oil company in Alaska who survives a plane crash along with six other people and who are fighting against the elements and a pack of ravenous wolves for survival.

The aspects more similar to horror films seemed a little predictable, but the ending wasn't at all what we expected, in a good way.  If you don't scare too easily, I think this film would be okay.  I can't handle shock value horror (Saw, The Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc), but I can handle intense thrillers and this film was totally fine for me.  It would probably make a good Halloween movie if you didn't want something truly in the horror category.

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