If you are looking for a survival film to watch in the comfort of your own living room then the director Joe Carnahan’s newest movie “The Grey” is probably your cup of tea. It provides everything you could plausibly want from a survival movie. This may sound like faint praise, but the fact is, I really enjoyed watching this film from beginning to end. The Grey will be out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and UV on May 15, 2012. The releases will contain extra features such as Digital Copy, Ultraviolet Copy, BD-Live and more.
The basic storyline in The Grey is really simple: a flight carrying a group of workers from distant Alaskan oil station, their flight crashes in the middle of the wilderness, leaving only a few survivors. They quickly learn that they not only have to survive from the cold weather but also have to survive from a pack of extremely dangerous and territorial wolves. Ottway played by Liam Neeson is also one of the survivors, who is along for the journey because of his talent to shoot. This is a skill that definitely comes in handy as they are attacked by a pack of wolves on their first night. Ottway has to move fast, fight through the elements, and daring through the wood before time runs out for them.
Liam, Dallas Roberts and Dermot Mulroney are the outstanding ones in the group, and they do a believable work of depicting men facing death. They all bring unique perspectives to the table – however, each of them is completely believable and they play wonderfully off of each other. Aggressive at times, but in the end forming a strong relationship, as you might see that people in such a condition would. The plot gives them enough to work with. In anxious times, dialogues run deep, and the script doesn’t shy away from them.
If you like deep emotional moments, you’ll like this flick, but if you are looking for great depth of story or character development, this won’t be for you.
For more information, please visit The Grey official website