In Alaska, an oil drilling team fights for survival after a plane crash drops them into the frozen wilderness.  To make matters worse, a group of vicious wolves are stalking the men, who they see as trespassers.           

Director/Writer: Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team,” “Smokin’ Aces,”)

Co-Writer: Ian McKenzie Jeffers (“Death Sentence”)

Based On: A short story by Jeffers called “Ghost Walker”

Notable Actors: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

ORIGINALITY RATING: Medium. Just about one year later, Neeson follows up “Unknown” with another thriller, which seems more grounded.  With the plane crash element, the film looks like a cross between “Alive” and “Lost” except with less supernatural elements and no cannibalism.  The idea of these men trying to fight off a pack of wolves sounds exciting, especially with Neeson leading them.  He has a proven track record of playing awesome tough-as-nails characters.  I’m fairly certain he won’t disappoint, based on the clip in the trailer of him breaking little bottles and charging a wolf with them in his fist.         

WHO SHOULD SEE IT: People who love wilderness survival thrillers where the protagonists have the odds stacked against them.  If you appreciate actor Liam Neeson, and you can’t get enough of him in action roles, then you should see “The Grey.” 

WHEN TO SEE IT: Opening night.

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