|The Grey (2011)|
|Rating: 6.8/10 (190,598 votes)
Director: Joe Carnahan
Writer: Joe Carnahan (screenplay), Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (screenplay), Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (short story "Ghost Walker")
Stars: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts
Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Released: 27 Jan 2012
|Plot: After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.|
John Ottway (Liam Neeson) works in Alaska, killing wolves that threaten an oil drilling team. On his last day on the job, he shoots one. That evening, Ottway writes a letter “without purpose” to his wife, Ana (Anne Openshaw), explaining his plans to commit suicide. He hears a distant wolf howl and doesn’t follow through.
The next day, Ottway and other oil drillers board a plane. During the flight, Ottway dreams of sleeping with his wife in bed but is awakened by a loud bang. He buckles up in fear of a possible plane crash. Shortly afterwards, the back of the plane is torn off and luggage starts getting sucked out. Then the plane tips upside down and the roof gets ripped off. Ottway blacks out just before it crashes. Eight people including Ottway survive the crash. One of the team, Lewenden (James Badge Dale), is mortally wounded. Taking charge, Ottway sets the survivors on the task of building a fire. While doing this, he discovers a corpse, and is attacked by the gray wolf feeding on it. After saving Ottway, the group surmises that they are in the wolves’ territory. They decide to take turns keeping watch for the predators.