I just finished watching The Grey and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I thought it was going to be a tacky film that was going to blindly follow similar types of movies through the snow to a similar end and I would be disappointed but this was not the case. Of course the film is far from perfect or realistic, I’m not exactly an expert on wolves but I’m not sure that this film is based on any kind of typical wolf behaviour but I could be wrong.
The wolves themselves sadly looked more like their beefy Twilight cousins rather than real wolves which is a shame but I am glad that the film was more about the men and their relationship to each other and how they were going to get through their situation than simply a movie about Liam Neeson killing wolves (which is what the trailer would have you believe) so well done Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers for writing and adapting something with a little intelligence rather than a blood bath. 3/5