I’m a little late to the party, I know, but this past weekend I finally got around to seeing The Grey. Liam Neeson stars in this survival thriller, and I have to say, he is exceptional.
Going into the theater, I didn’t exactly have any set expectations. I heard it was depressing, I heard it was violent, I heard it was sad.
Leaving the theater, I felt like I had just seen one of the best films of 2012. Neeson was incredible as John Ottway. His supporting cast was also phenomenal, specifically Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Every single character was executed perfectly, pulling you into each personal story, and making it that much harder to witness their deaths.
Was it depressing, violent, and sad? Yes, yes (not gratuitous by any means), and yes. But what it was above all of these things was real and raw.
When I walked away, I was shocked by how real the movie felt. Joe Carnahan did a great job of bringing the depravity and helplessness of being stranded in the wild to life. Carnahan not only directed the film, but he also produced it and wrote the screenplay along with Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, author of Ghost Walkers, the short story the film is based on.
The Grey is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s one that will stand the test of time…Survival, desperation, camaraderie, faith…It covers it all. While you still have the chance, get to the nearest theater and see this movie. It is fantastic.Like Free Gotham on Facebook...