I’m more of what you call an “indoor kid,” so I’m not a very big fan of man-vs-nature movies. Into the Wild, The Edge, Alive, The River Wild, 127 Hours – they make me anxious and bore me at the same time.

But the innate charm of Liam Neeson attracts me like a moth to a flame. So I was willing to give the trailer for The Grey a try.

First things first. I have a theory about Liam Neeson that he’s basically become a fult-tilt workaholic after the death of his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009. That’s why you’ve seen Neeson is so many paycheck movies over the last few years.

I certainly don’t mean to make light of Richardson’s death or what I am certain is Neeson’s very real pain. If I were in his situation, I’d probably do the same thing. All I’m saying is that scenes of Neeson tenderly holding hands with a wife he’s afraid he’ll never see again kind of drives this theory home.

I don’t know. Pet observation.

Secondly, I don’t know what I can say about this movie – not being a fan of the genre. Although I give it points for making a hungry pack of wolves the antagonist and not just the elements themselves.

I would say that I was completely won over, however, with the last scene of Neeson strapping single-serving whiskey bottles to his knuckles and breaking them over rocks to create jagged edges to fight the wolves one on one.

…just like a real Irishman would fight!


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