Liam Neeson continues his foray into becoming a full blown action star with the new movie, The Grey. This time he plays a sharpshooter whose job is to protect the oil-rig roughnecks from animal attacks as they work. On the way back home, the plane crashes and leaves 6 of the men alive and fighting for their lives. They are in the midst of the freezing Arctic weather and on top of that they are in wolf territory. The movie starts out as a survivalist movie but then kind of spirals out of control into a simple man vs. beast tale.
If you were looking for something more from this movie, you aren’t going to find it. I enjoyed myself while watching. It’s not a scary movie but the constant jolts of the camera, sudden movements and loud sounds made me jumpy. It’s a cheap trick but it worked to keep the action going. There is a scene at the end of the credits but you will live if you don’t see it. I like action star Liam Neeson, but I want the Kinsey Neeson back. Looking at his upcoming movies though, it looks like that isn’t going to be happening anytime soon.
The Grey is in theaters now.