(Not So) Random (At All) Movie Mention: Joe Carnahan’s “THE GREY” (2011) Starring LIAM NEESON! ! !

THE GREY

(2011)

…Is Much More Than Just An Action/Drama/Horror Flick.

It’s So SO Much More.

It IS A Work Of Adrenaline-Pumping ACTON.

It IS A Work Of Wrenching, Heart-Felt DRAMA.

It IS A Work Of HORROR And TERROR.

BUT…

…It’s ALSO A Wonderful Work Of ART.

Period.

Y’all Already Know I’m A Huge Fanboy Of…

LIAM NEESON

…And This Flick Takes That Fact And Cements It Even More So Than It Was Before.

I Still Consider LIAM NEESON To Be One Of The Most Underrated Actors Of The Past 30 Years…

…And I Sincerely Feel…

THE GREY

…To Be A Totally Underrated Flick.

Period Period.

NEESON Is “OTTWAY

…A Dark, Brooding, Loner Of A Character.

He Suffers Deeply Over The Loss Of His Wife…

…And Is, Therefore, Supremely Depressed.

So Depressed Is He, That He’s Suicidal.

He Simply Can’t Do It.

He Can’t Pull The Trigger…

…Neither Figuratively, Nor Literally.

He Has All But Given-Up On Life…

…And He Can Barely Find The Will To Carry On.

SUDDENLY…

…Following A Jet-Plane Crash In The Wind And Snow Swept Alaskan Wilderness…

…He (“OTTWAY“) Is Thrust Into The Position Of Life Saver For AND Leader Of A Small Group Of Oil-Drilling Roughnecks.

BUT…

…The Crash Isn’t The Worst Of It All.

The Survivors Are Now Being Stalked/Hunted By A Pack Of Large WOLVES, Thirsty For Blood.

It Quickly Becomes A Life & Death Situation For The Few Remaining Men…

…A Situation Where None Are Likely To Survive!

*** ***

YES, My Peeps, I’m A Convert Within The Realm That Is…

THE GREY

Period Period Period.

It May Be Action Packed AND Brutal…

…But It’s Also Poetic, Thought-Provoking, AND Beautiful.

The Film’s Writer AND Director…

JOE CARNAHAN

…Has Written An Amazing Story…

…Both Simple AND Complex…

…And Has Directed It With Style AND Care.

The Landscapes Are Gorgeously, Amazingly Shot…

…Adding To The Visual Splendor Of The Flick…

…Along With Adding Deep Deep Feelings Of EXTREME ISOLATION!

Feelings That Only Make The Story Become Even BETTER!

You Know What, My Peeps…

…After Having Watched…

THE GREY

…For The Third Time, I’m Convinced The Ending Of The Film Is Much MUCH More Thought Provoking AND Honest Than I’d Originally Given It Credit For.

In Fact…

…The End Of The Flick Is The Biggest Reason WHY I’m Calling It “Art Flick”…

…As It Leaves You To Ponder The Possibilities…

…And Yet, You’re (ALMOST) Sure You Know How The Story Will Play Out.

You’re (ALMOST) Sure Of What The Final Outcome Would Likely Be.

But You Don’t Know…

…And Ya Know What, My Peeps…

…That’s Perfectly Acceptable To Me.

This Is A Flick That Totally Deserves To Be Seen…

…But Seen More Than Just Once.

One Viewing Simply Isn’t Enough To Totally Appreciate What Has Been Experienced.

I LOVE…

THE GREY

…And Can Now Count It Among My Fave-Faves From…

LIAM NEESON

:)       :D       :)

PLEASE, My Peeps…

…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…

…Give This Flick A Second Chance.

If You Enjoy It, Great.

If You’re Unsure, Or Even Disliked It, A Second Chance Is At Least Deserved.

Even ME…

…I’ve Previously Admitted To Being Unsure If I Liked It After Having Seen It For The First Time.

But The Second Time It Was Better…

…And The Third Time I Was Sold.

I’m Happy With Myself For Having Given…

THE GREY

…Another Chance To Impress Me…

…And It Did That Very Thing.

ENJOY, My Peeps…

…ENJOY, INDEED!!!

:D       :D       :D       :D

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18 responses to “(Not So) Random (At All) Movie Mention: Joe Carnahan’s “THE GREY” (2011) Starring LIAM NEESON! ! !

  1. Brilliant film. I would call it a horror movie, though. Sure, there is some action and drama, but the events depicted are more horrific than a majority of so called horror films.

    • Ya Know, I Can Agree It Is A Decent Horror Flick Also.
      But, I Can’t Just Call It A Horror Flick. There’s So Much To It. But, Because Of What We’re Talking About, I’m Going To Amend This Post To Include The Horror Label Along With The Action/Drama/Art.
      Good Call, Sir.
      And I’m Glad You Found It Brilliant.
      I Do, Also. :)

  2. What about Neeson in Rob Roy? Great flick as well. Haven’t seen The Grey yet but I know Roger Darling wants to check it out. So I’m sure we will. Soon.

    • I Think You’ll Really Like It, Ms. Renee.
      Just Do Me A Favor…
      …Watch It One Night…
      …Then Watch It Again The Next Night.
      Trust Me, It Becomes So Much More Profound The Second Time. You Understand The Character Played By Mr. Neeson So Much More The Second Time Around.
      I Totally Wasn’t Sure I Even Liked It At All After The First Viewing.
      The More I Watched It, The Better It Got.
      It’s Rare For The To Happen With Movies, At Least In My Little Sphere Of Life.
      Generally, The First Time You See A Flick, You’re Blown Away, And Then The Flick Slowly (or very quickly) Wears Itself Out.
      “THE GREY” Is The Polar-Opposite Of That.
      Please Let Me Know What You Think After You’ve Given It A Go. Okie The Dokie?! Coolio!!!
      -B.

      • I’m going to rent it this weekend. And watch it twice. :-) As for Rob Roy, I don’t know who I like better. Liam Neeson, Tim Roth or Jessica Lange. I think Tim Roth plays a great villian. Plus he’s hot!

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  5. Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:

    Since Everyone Has Been Doing Year-End/Year-Beginning Reviews Of The Best And Worst Of 2012, I Decided To Reblog This One. “THE GREY” Is By Far Far FAR My Favorite Flick From 2012.
    I Loved It. Period. And I Know A Lot Of Y’all Did, Also.
    A Truly Beautiful Film, Despite Its Brutal Nature.
    If We’re Going To Say This Is This… That Is That… Etc Etc Then I Say “THE GREY” Is BOTH The Best AND My Favorite From 2012. :D
    Hope Y’all Liked This Post. Boy, I Sure Did!!! hehehe
    -BRAD

    • The First Time I Watched It, I Was Upset.
      The Second Time, I Was Wiser And Happier.
      The Third Time, I Was Totally Hooked.
      Now, I’ve Probably Seen It, Ohhh…
      …Hmm… 412 Times?!?! hahaha
      “Neeson At His Best!” Indeed!!! :D
      -B.

  6. You convinced me, Bradley. I adore Liam, also–that accent!! Those brooding good looks!–and the plot breakdown (what with the scenery and wolves) sounds fabulous. I always like a good plane wreck, too. :) Maybe I’ll ROKU it later this after!

    • YAY!!!
      Just Remember…
      …Watch It TWICE.
      The First Time, You May Enjoy It, But You Won’t Be Sure.
      The Second Time, It’s All Going To Hit You Like A Wave, And It’ll Sweep You Away.
      I’d Call It A Rather Special Film.
      I Hope Hope Hope You Enjoy It, Pretty Lady. :)
      I Think You Will :D
      -B.

  7. I was wondering if i should watch this movie or not and now you got me interested. I was procrastinating by passing this on Netflix on a constant basis but that’s my boy right there and i can only imagine what kind of performance he put on considering this one came out after his wife had passed on. Nice choice and by the way loving the new look of your site guess you decided to go bad *** like i did -,o

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