pondělí, 5. března 2012
Neeson. Sound. Melancholy.
These three words describe this movie to me.
The Gray is new, lets say, horror/triller/drama movie about group of few men which survived plane crash in middle of Alaska. Cold, hurt and what more, soon hounted by very agressive and big wolfs living in these Alaska woods. With night very often comes the danger and as it is in horror movies, loosing.
Movie is based on short story by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers called Ghost Walker and it director Joe Carnahan shows his feeling for action and drama. Each scene has intensity and you are easily draged into this story. What gives more is actor Liam Neeson who, even in hes soon to be 60's is in excellet psychical shape! His voice and briliantly managed sounds of movie, very naturalistic way, gives scenes even more let's say suddenness.
Seeing people die or more, torn into pieces may be harsh but what truly stuns you are sudden switches between Ottways' (Neeson) flashbacks with his passed wife and action dramatic moments of movie. Scenes in which death is always stronger then life.
What break heart is Liam's face during these flashbacks scenes. Nobody can deny that Liam is an amazing actor, by right in curse now, but one must think, perhaps even he had hiw own flashbacks (Liam's wife tragicly died few years back during ski accident.) The Gray seem then very honnest.
This movie won't suprise you with beeing all so different from other surviving horror movies but it will satisfy you. By either acting, edit or naturality. Movie was shot in British Columbia, what by actors was the coldest place they've ever visited.
I say : 85%