The Grey gets lost in the snow

25 Sep

Here’s a movie that had all of the ingredients of being great film, but instead it settles for mediocrity. The story follows John Ottway (Liam Neeson), in another role similar to hi recent film Taken. Ottway and his co-workers are stranded in Alaska after a plane crash and they are then forced to survive repeated attacks from a pack of wolves. Man against beast has been a successful Hollywood vehicle for ages, but this film is nowhere near JAWS.

Writer/Director Joe Carnahan tries to create likeable characters that audiences could care about, but this group makes some of most stupid decisions ever. The script is slow moving and the action reminds people of a horror film they have seen numerous times before. The intensity of the Neeson’s acting keeps the film watchable, but its abrupt ending forces audiences to question what Carnahan was thinking.

WORD COUNT: 144

Adam’s Grade: C-

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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