THE GREY (15)
D: Joe Carnahan
Universal/Open Road/LD/Scott Free (Jules Daly, Joe Carnahan, Ridley Scott & Mickey Liddell)
USA 🇺🇸 2011
W: Joe Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers [based on the book "Ghost Walker" by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers]
DP: Masanobu Takayanagi
Ed: Roger Barton & Jason Hellmann
Mus: Marc Streitenfeld
Liam Neeson (John Ottway), Frank Grillo (John Diaz), Dermot Mulroney (Jerome Talget), Dallas Roberts (Pete Henrick), Joe Anderson (Todd Flannery)
The Grey is a rather apt title for this story, concerning a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness and the survivors having to brave both the elements and giant wolves which are much scarier to hear than to see.
It's Alive meets Deliverance in a way, but the majority of the film was the characters simply walking from place to place and making campfires.
As a thriller, it isn't completely bad, but the ending seems to question the entire point of the film.