04-30-2012 07:47 PM #1
'The Grey' - High-Def Digest Review
Michael Palmer has just reviewed 'The Grey.' He says this movie sticks with you, and it only improves with repeat viewings. This Blu-ray features faithful audio and video transfers. Extras are a bit of a disappointment. Overall, this is recommended.
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04-30-2012 10:41 PM #2
Had high hopes for this, but was unfortunately underwhelmed with the totally unconvincing CGI wolves, the constant closeups of actors' faces, surprising lack of tension (given the dark, brooding visuals), and general lack of hidef eye candy footage (given the alpine backdrop). I found 'The Edge' (1997) a much more intelligent & compelling film. It featured gorgeous cinematography that made it such a joy to watch in hidef.HDM S C O P E FANBOY-MAN
04-30-2012 10:45 PM #3
Man, I still want to see this movie. I'll have to catch it on Blu-ray for sure. I love when Liam Neeson beats things up. Especially wildlife.Become a FAN of The Reel Place!
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Wow...??? 4 and 1/2 stars??? You must have been watching a different movie. It was boring, lack of any good story line, one of Liam's worst movies, - maybe 1 and 1/2 stars. CGI - was laughable - it was lick or like watching Team Edward chasing Liam through the woods.
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05-03-2012 01:50 PM #9
Count me in as another fan of The Edge. Great flick that I need to see again....forgot about it it's been so long so thanks abientcafe and thejnc for reminding me of that.
As far as The Grey goes, probably a blind buy for me...but not a day 1. Look forward to seeing this one.My mancave:
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05-03-2012 03:02 PM #10
Yeah, The Edge is great. Still haven't seen The Grey, but I'd like to eventually.
05-04-2012 05:58 AM #11
People complaining about the CGI wolves have really missed the train to pointsville.
Grey was astonishingly good. Great acting, impressive use of sound and visuals (and really, you see the wolves maybe five times throughout the entire film, three times of those are animatronics or real wolves) and a thoroughly satisfying theme running through it.
The Edge was fine for what it was, but comparing the two on the grounds of "oh, they both feature men in the wilderness" is like saying 2001 was an awful movie because it featured less facehuggers than Alien did.
05-04-2012 06:12 AM #12
I really liked The Edge, even if the struggle between characters wasn't fully fleshed out.
I hope that this film digs deeper into the inner struggles of Neeson's character, because man versus nature is only great if it's paired with man versus himself, in my opinion.
Then there's Into the Wild, which was boy versus his ignorant, dumb self.Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?!
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05-04-2012 09:16 PM #14
4 1/2 stars? Really? I thought this movie was AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL! Weak storyline, lack of real character development (yeah cussing up a storm is NOT real development), horrible CGI, oh and an ending that sucks. I don't care if there's an extra bit after the credits. I walked out after the credits started rolling which is longer then a good chunk of the others in the showing made it as half the crowd left between halfway through the film up until the last few minutes.
Pass on this film folks. Or rent it if you badly want to see it. Not worth owning. The review posted on the site is really misleading beyond belief.Demolition Man
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05-05-2012 05:35 AM #15
I don't understand why so many people here are bashing this film. I was expecting a mediocre popcorn flick but it turned out be an amazing film. This is NOT what the trailers make it seem to be, its not an action movie, so some might be disappointed in that aspect. There's powerful acting, beautiful cinematography, interesting character interactions and progressions, and the movie leaves you thinking. Overall this was a pleasant surprise and one of the best movies of 2012.
If you're only looking for a mindless men vs. wolves movie, look elsewhere. Otherwise this is definitely worth watching. The 4.5/5 score is well deserved!
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