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The BNAT13WOLF Twitter TV Spot for Joe Carnahan's hunk of badass man cinema called THE GREY appears!

Published at: Dec. 22, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here...   Yesterday, I get this text message from Joe Carnahan asking me if I'd like to premiere this 60second spot for his upcoming film, THE GREY, which blew folks' socks off at BUTT-NUMB-A-THON, 2 weeks ago.    The spot quotes various Internet Bloggers, both AICN and not, that fell mancrush in love with THE GREY.   This is a hardcore man versus nature work of cinema, that deals with the psychology, the desperation and the power that comes from an intense survival film.   In a way, think of this like a really practical version of ALIENS.   But instead of pure popcorn, it had a bit of that Kurosawa scripted soul from RUNAWAY TRAIN that Andrey Konchalovskiy directed and still hold my favorite Jon Voight performance.   Here, it is Liam Neeson, who just transcends...

So, without further pomp - just let me tell you - SEE THIS MOVIE.   

 

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  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Why is all of this trailer in Twitterese?

    by Mechasheeva

    Twitter is Twitter. Movies are not Twitter. Otherwise, looks pretty badass.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    AICN tweets being the selling point gives me pause to say the least.

    by justmyluck

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    so what?

    by Tim Reuschling

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    JustMyLuck

    by HEADGEEK

    isnt just AICN tweets - watch it again. Source the quotes. The entire audience at BNAT loved that film. The movie is way better than it's trailers - and I think its trailer kicks ass.

  • You're just asking for roasting with tweeterese pull-quotes like that.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    justmyluck

    by HEADGEEK

    they'll be the same. This is Carnahan's best by leaps and bounds. A real movie - and it is a fucking tragedy that it isn't doing Academy qualifying runs, as Liam's performance is just fucking magnificent. It could be a SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, which opens in January and goes on to Oscar glory. That's what many of us BNATTERS were talking about after the screening.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:04 a.m. CST

    an entire audience of supergeeks loved this movie

    by Tim Reuschling

    it's gotta be awesome

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Okay, I'll conveniently forget A-TEAM and Devin's BNAT review.

    by justmyluck

    Plus, I did like NARC.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    justmyluck

    by HEADGEEK

    I didn't really like A-TEAM either.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    A man's man's movie

    by Bass Ackwards

    So this movie belongs to a man who belongs to another man? Well, I'm sure that dudes boyfriend is proud.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Stole BNAT

    by mrbrotatohead

    I expected nothing from this movie. I was blown away. I wish they showed less in the trailer, but I wish that about every trailer these days. Naysayers, avoid the hype if it bothers you, and just walk into this blind. Let the film win you over. Brilliant piece of work.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    It's basically TAKEN... only with WOLVES!!!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Seriously, this movie OWNED the early morning at BNAT13WOLF. I can't wait to see it again. Oh, and according to one Canadian BNAT attendee, Liam Neeson's character in TAKEN mentions working in Alaska at some point. So, calling THE GREY a prequel to TAKEN isn't too farfetched!! Honestly. Just go and see it. If you liked Neeson in TAKEN, you'll love him in THE GREY.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:40 a.m. CST

    #looksprettydamngood !

    by Richard

    @talkbackers Judging from the BNAT reactions and that trailer, I am up for this film ! #excited.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Its Liam Neeson.. what more you guys want??

    by cool

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Liam Neeson is my kind of man!!!

    by annapaquinspussyjuice

    That is all.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    It's tremendously good.

    by Nordling

    Working on trying to get a Houston screening for you guys.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Neeson is a great man's man. But why is that?

    by zom-bot.com

    because he's tall and powerful and stoic but shows just enough compassion in his conviction? who would have thunk that a guy who basically played fur-clad thief #7 in KRULL (though he did stick around until the end, he had almost no lines), who starrred in schindler's list but got upstaged by Ralph Fiennes, who was very limited by shitty writing in the Prquels, would make such a comeback as a fucking action star in his later years?

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST

    would love it if a talkbacker from AICN was quoted in a trailer

    by zom-bot.com

    'this movie is like chocolate flavored pussy juice trickling out of Brian Cox's cox-hole..... CHOPPED" choppah, talkbacker, Aintitcoolnews

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I will see this and most likely enjoy it but...

    by mdk

    ...no way could even Liam Neeson-in-Action Mode, unarmed, take down even one adult grey wolf, much less an entire pack of them. Also, I hope this doesn't portray the wolves as "evil" and inspire idiot yahoos (like the inbred Palin family) to think popping off wolves with a high powered rifle from a helicopter is a "good thing".

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    It's like Never Cry Wolf meets Taken

    by P

    No, not really.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Ouch! My eye! - #wolf

    by P

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    after the first trailer nordling said it has a 'the thing' vibe

    by Tim Reuschling

    has it?

  • Comparing this to Silence of the Lambs in terms of popularity....Seems a bit too OTT, even for AICN. You were on board for Transformers DOTM, Green Lantern, Conan, Hugo, all poorly reviewed elsewhere. I see a pattern forming. Total Film hasn't let me down yet review wise so i'll wait till i read what they say.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ALIVE with Wolves?

    by frakthetoasters

    it would be cool if any of these guys are bitten they start showing werewolf symptoms but I doubt it.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Incredible

    by Mastidon

    I was skeptical. Wolf Punching bleh. Couldn't be more wrong. Certainly the most intense film of BNAT and well worth your hard cash.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    The Edge?

    by johndalf greymane

    Kind of reminds me of a hardcore version of _The Edge_ with Anthony Hopkins, which I remember liking pretty well. The airline bottles taped between his finger to make broken glass brass knuckles is pretty badass. To anyone that thinks a guy with a hunting knife and broken glass taped to his fist doesnt stand a chance against a wolf... ever heard of the woman who killed a mountain lion with a pair of hemostats? http://tinyurl.com/6mrv846 Best mention I could find. It is listed in the official report of mountain lion attacks 1991-2000, but its pretty dry reading.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Sincere question for anyone whose seen this

    by Sean

    How do they handle the wolves? This is a situation that could be handled without breaking the laws of nature and making the wolves out to be some mythic monsters out to kill you, so is it? I understand the wolves are the antagonist, my concern is rednecks in regions were wolves are prevalent goin out and bagging some big bad wolves just because it looked cool in "that ther movie they dun seen". that I can't support no matter how good the movie is, but if there predatory actions are handled within the realm of realism, I think I could give it a go.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    sciencefromscratch

    by Nordling

    I think the wolves are handled about as realistically as possible. The men are cold, wounded, and unable to move about in the deep snow very easily, so they are fairly easy pickings for the wolves. Also, Neeson's character is somewhat knowledgable about them and says something to the effect of "We must be near their den" which means that the wolves are hunting them for food as well as trying to protect the den from them as well. This pack is made up of more wolves than you see at any one time, and the film does a good job of letting you know that the men are really outnumbered, and also without weapons. I know that in real life wolves tend to stay away from people but the film does a good job, in my opinion, of making the playing field more in the wolves' favor.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Nordling

    by Sean

    Thanks man, not that I have any illusions that wolves aren't incredibly dangerous when threatened, it's just nice to know the filmmakers did their homework and didn't just go the easy route of making them evil creatures with glowing eyes in the dark. I'm in.

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Warning: End of the movie is in the trailer!!!

    by akfilmgeek

    I just saw a press screening of this earlier this week, without seeing a trailer for it. I really enjoyed it! However, all of the TV spots and trailers end the exact way the movie ends. Last shot and all. I hate it when studios do this (QUARANTINE being a prime example). So if you want to see this, DO NOT WATCH any previews or even television promos for it. Just see the movie. It kicks ass!!!

  • Dec. 23, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Interview with Neeson and Frank Grillo re: man-eating wolves

    by logjam

    I interviewed these two a couple weeks back for Discovery.com. We talked about the wolves and how they were treated - it's a mix of both mythological and natural. Basically, it's an updated version of how those old European folk stories and legends treated wolves, imo. Anyway, check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8OW2ehY3z4