The Grey

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Director: Joe Carnahan
Year: 2011
Stars: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale

Wow, this meanders. And I don't mean that in a good way. Grey in name, grey in colour, grey in just about every sense. The Grey is so dull.

Liam Neeson plays John Ottway, a man who ends up on an aeroplane that crashes somewhere in Alaska. Cue the potential for a movie about cannibalism, and how to survive in the wild (try Alive, a much better movie). By this point in the movie I was already bored rigid, so to be fair it didn't really matter that The Grey didn't head in this direction. Instead, it introduces wolves. Wolves that like to kill men in Alaska who have just been in a plane crash. I honestly didn't think that a movie about blood-thirsty wolves could be this dull.

I'd finish this review, but I've fallen asleep...

Rating: 1 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.