The Grey (2011)

grey“[after bitten by a wolf] Maybe I’ll turn into a wolfman now.” – Ottway

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jan 2014)

Brief Synopsis – 6 men survive a plane crash in Alaska and must battle each other, a pack of vicious wolves  and the elements in order to try and survive.

My Take on it – I wasn’t sure at the onset if this movie was considered a thriller or a horror movie and even now, I still can’t decide.

The one thing this movie has going for it is that it takes the fear and danger that the characters feel while being stalked by a pack of wolves and tries to develop a cerebral “take” on it.  The characters discuss death, god, an afterlife and their own mortality.  This is something very rarely done in these kind of movies.

The problem here is that none of the characters are likeable at all and I found myself not caring a bit as to what would happen to any of them.

As a movie trying to discuss mortality, it works, but as a horror/thriller, I think it just misses the mark.

Bottom Line – An OK movie, but I didn’t really care what happened to any of the characters because they are all so unlikeable.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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4 thoughts on “The Grey (2011)

  1. Again . . . mostly agreed. I think the opening plane crash one of the best such events I’ve ever seen put on film. (I actually liked it even more than the one in Flight), but otherwise . . . there isn’t anything in this one with which to connect. Not the characters. Not the story. Not the ending (which I despise).

    It never quite becomes awful, but neither does it become memorable.


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