February 5, 2012

The Grey - 2012

Director: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Joe Carnahan & Ian MacKenzie Jeffers
Starring: Liam Neeson, Joe Anderson, Dermot Mulroney

A man paid to keep wolves away from an oil drilling facility (Neeson) leads a group of survivors against unnaturally violent and intelligent wolves following a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness.

This film is the first big movie of the year to be truly undeserving of its RottenTomatoes rating. It's excessively violent and vulgar (could easily have been made PG-13, which probably would have helped it beat Chronicle at the box office), on top of not being the film advertised. Everyone went into that theater wanting to see Liam Neeson beat up some wolves, and instead you get to watch Liam Neeson: a Tortured Soul who Fails to Save Anyone from Wolves. Also, picking a recognizable face to lead a film of relative nobodies? BIG mistake there. I only saw this because I got sick of the rude people on either side of me in Chronicle, but this movie and Woman in Black aren't a tenth as good combined as the first half of Chronicle was. D-

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