Posted by: Gregoryno6 | September 15, 2012

If you missed The Grey in the cinemas, get it out on DVD. This weekend. Now.

Cut The Crap Movie Reviews

VERDICT:
8/10 Black Deaths

Well, that came out of nowhere.

The Grey is about a man with a very particular set of skills that he’s acquired over a very long career spent hunting wolves on an Alaskan oil refinery. His wife has left him, he’s at the end of his rope, and he’s heading home with the team of oil riggers he’s been hired to protect. But then they hit a blizzard, their plane crashes in an Alaskan tundra, and the survivors find themselves smack dab in the middle of wolf territory. With supplies and options at an all-time low, the hunter takes command, leads what’s left of his team into the wilderness, and searches for civilization before the hounds get them first.

As far as misleading ad campaigns go, this one was a doozie. Let’s face it, the only reason any of us cashed in on this movie was…

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  1. Thank you for linking to that great review of The Grey, Greg! I went online and rented The Gray on Friday afternoon, before I left my office at DISH. It downloaded to my Hopper and was ready to watch before I got home. Like the author, I was fooled by the trailers too, and they were the reason I had initially avoided this film. He is right that this film is a contemplation on how to face death, but I didn’t find it so inspiring. I might not see such a depressing film if someone had survived.

    • Thanks for the comment, Gil. The movie doesn’t have a happy ending, that’s true, but I’m glad I watched it.
      Personally, when Death comes knocking on my door, I intend to say “F**K OFF! I’m busy!” It’s worth a try.


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