Friday, June 22, 2012
At what point did Liam Neeson become film's biggest bad ass? He's played a Jedi, Zeus, Rob Roy, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, Hannibal from the A-Team, and now this guy who works as hunter in Alaska who survives a plane crash, leads a team of men through the wilderness, and even punches a wolf in the face. No joke. Liam Neeson's character in this film doesn't just go hand to hand against one wolf, but several. And if I'm being at all unclear, that's awesome!
Anyway, I don't have too much to say about this one, since I already recapped the entirety of the plot: Some guys in Alaska have to survive against the elements and a pack of wolves after their place crashes in the middle of nowhere. As plots go, it's a fine one, but nothing you haven't seen before, but I bet you've never seen it done better, or at least never as fun as this. This is just as entertaining a movie as any I've ever seen, and even at over two hours it never dragged or had me looking at the clock.
Check it out, it's good fun, and Liam Neeson is always fantastic and totally bad ass.