Attention: This movie review contains sh!tload of spoilers!
Been working for WEEKS on the “Happeepill Issues” project… my legs are turning to jelly so I thought I’d give myself a break and watch a movie. Since Hollywood has been cranking out crap movies for months, there is really not much good shows to choose from.
There is no way I am gonna watch “Underworld Awakening”.. so I chose “The Grey” instead. If you do not know what “The Grey” is, I suggest you watch the trailer below.
Liam Neeson always plays this tough-guy, i-am-in-charge roles. He also got this low-pitched voice and a serious demeanor. I can be a serious guy too but once I crack my smile, I look goofy. And trust me, you cannot get things done in the workplace with goofy face on.
Anyway, my first impression from watching the trailer, it seemed that the movie promises a lot of roughing it out in the wilderness and kicking a lot of wolves butt. Hell Yeah!
But unfortunately, the whole movie turned out to be a drag. -__-. Since the plane crashed in Alaska, all you gonna see is snow and trees for 2 straight hours. The cinema I was watching in had their air con on full blast and I thought I was stuck in Alaska too. I was close to ripping some of the theater seats and start a small bonfire to keep myself warm… the snow storm in the movie got to me I guess. I’m just glad I wore a hoodie.
Watching the men trying to survive was a pain. There was not much going on besides more snow and lots of running. I think an episode of Man Vs Wild is far more interesting. At least I can watch Bear Grylls drink his own pee. That’s quality entertainment if you ask me.
The wolves disappointed me too. They came and left most of the time. And even when they attack, it was a mish mash of shaky close ups, you don’t even know what’s going on. I expected more creative wolves fighting action like; working as a pack, being really smart etc. so the average joe will change his perception on wolves besides being big wild dogs that they are…. But the movie failed to deliver.
The worst part of the movie is where Lian Neeson met an Alpha wolf and preparing himself for a beat down by strapping his hand with broken glass and all… please refer to the trailer at 1.10. I was waiting for this because it seems like the best part of the whole movie… but unfortunately, they cut it to black and roll the credits. I was not amused.
If I ever make a local movie about a hero fighting wolves and call it errr.. “Wolves No Enough” and I blast a trailer that promises an EPIC wolf fight when it’s actually a scene with an abrupt ending… I think Singaporeans will crucify me online and offline for the shameless trickery.
Anyway, watch it at your own risk. I give this a thumbs down.
My mind went grey,