Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney
Director: Joe Carnahan
Genre: Action, Thriller
Running Time: 117 minutes
Liam Neeson is back in The Grey - a jaw-dropping action thriller set against the backdrop of the harsh Alaskan winter.
Ottoway (Liam Neeson) is forced to lead a group of men in their fight to survive, when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. They must battle injuries, merciless weather and a vicious pack of wolves defending their den before their time runs out.
The Grey approaches the genre in a unique way and the sentiment is echoed by the director and Neeson. "There's really no good or evil in the film - there simply 'is'," says director Joe Carnahan. The wolves are protecting their den while the men are just trying to survive. "The Grey triggered something very primal inside of me," says Neeson. "My character has a specific relationship to these wolves. He works on the refinery's fence line and his job is to make sure the animals don't approach the men at work. What weighs heavily on Ottway's mind is that, perhaps, the wolves are now coming for revenge."
The "survival story" aspect of the film was also key to Carnahan's process. "I wanted something that had deeper meaning, something that questioned nature and life and God. The wolves are part of that. They're as omniscient and all powerful as the rivers or the blizzards or anything else they encounter. I wanted to show these men as interlopers, the clash of industry versus the natural world. The centerpiece of the film is definitely these men and their journey. But I also wanted it to be more than just an interesting action film in which the audience knows where it's going."
The Extremes Featurette
Into The Fray Featurette
Man vs Nature Featurette
Liam Neeson The Grey
Review:If you enjoy Man Vs Wild, you will love 'The Grey'. Liam Neeson as always, a great actor in a movie with difference to be enjoyed.