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Nordling Talks To Joe Carnahan About God, Liam Neeson, And THE GREY!

 

Nordling here.

I came out of BNAT buzzing about one movie in particular - Joe Carnahan's THE GREY.  It was my favorite film of this year's BNAT, and I think many of those in attendance felt the same - THE GREY is a rich, emotional film, a harsh survival tale straight out of Jack London, and features a bravura performance from Liam Neeson, who in THE GREY delivers on an award-caliber level.  We here at AICN Tweeted about the film when we got out, and now buzz has reached a fairly high point.

Other reviewers have seen THE GREY now, and it's nice to see their enthusiasm about the film as well.  I was able to talk to the film's director, Joe Carnahan, briefly yesterday, and his jovial personality and honesty really helped make my job a lot easier.  Thanks to Joe Carnahan and the good folks at Open Road for setting it up.

Word of warning - we do discuss a specific scene towards the end, so read at your own risk.

Joe Carnahan: Alan, how are you brother?

Nordling: Hey man, how are you doing?

JC: I’m good. How are you?

Nordling: I’m great. I’m fighting over a little cold, but other than that I’m doing really well.

JC: Where are you at? Are you in St. Louis?

Nordling: No, I’m in Houston.

JC: Oh, you’re in Houston. Got you, brother, got you.

Nordling: Cool, well man I really loved THE GREY.

JC: You were out of the gate like one of the people who… I appreciate that man, that’s like the rallying cry. It was fantastic to read that. What you came out of BNAT with was really wonderful, dude.

Nordling: Yeah I’d imagine that must have been nail biting for you to wait for everybody to get out and tell you what they thought.

JC: Yeah, it was. It was one of those things where it’s like… It was weird, because I was working and I thought, “I’m just going to let it happen and whatever takes place and transpires transpires,” but then to have the reaction be so kind of universally positive was brilliant. It really was.  I couldn’t ask for anything else.

Nordling: Harry’s really funny about how he paces his Butt-Numb-A-Thons and I remember when SMOKING ACES played, because with SMOKING ACES… It’s a lot of hills and valleys and I’m not to say that the movies are bad and good, it’s just that you get a really intense action movie and then something that kind of sedates you a little bit and then you come up, and I remember when SMOKING ACES played for the first time and just woke everybody up, because that played at like four in the morning. When that came on everybody was like, “Wow.” It was like caffeine straight to the spinal cord. And THE GREY had followed a few other films and I was really curious to how that would play. I had no idea when I saw it… I mean the trailers are a little bit of a misnomer, because it is an action movie…

JC: Right, right.

Nordling: But it’s so emotionally rich. Every character has got their story, and every character is great and you really are interested in everybody’s lives, not just Liam Neeson’s.  I mean I gush at movies easily, so you can take that… When I say, “gush,” I mean I cry a lot at movies and you can take that however you want to take it, but I cried a lot at this one.

JC: I think that’s great. Listen, like I’ve said it’s like my wish and hope for the film is that it played for you longer than the two hours it took to watch it and that it stayed with you. Again, I have deliberately kind of… when people ask me “What does this mean?” “What does that mean?” It’s like, “It’s really immaterial what it means to me.  I’m a lot more interested in what it means to you.”  It’s funny, it’s one of those situations where I learn about my own movie by talking to other people and getting their perceptions and thoughts and it’s been great. It’s always nice to do something that seems to reach people and not be this kind of disposable experience that’s over and done with.

[SPOILER TALK!]

Nordling: Especially, and I’ll talk more about this scene in a minute, but especially the scene where it’s Liam Neeson and everybody is gone… When I post this article, I’ll post it with a big spoiler…

JC: I understand.

Nordling: But when everybody is gone, and Liam Neeson is on his own, and he’s having his conversation with God.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had some sort of conversation like that in their life.

JC: Yeah, if you’re honest about it, I think. You know what I mean? If you’re not worried about what it may mean to be critical of the Almighty or to be critical of… Listen, this mudslide buried 6,000 people in Mexico, and you say, “I’m not interested in you working in mysterious ways; I’m interested in a fucking answer.” Do you know what I mean? And “Why?” and “To what end?”  I think we are entitled to that, man.  As human beings, as being in possession of abstract thought, we are entitled to that. So that’s where that came from and I think again my own… Listen, I’m a lapsed Catholic, so maybe it’s my own questions of faith.

Nordling:  Hey, so am I.

JC:  Exactly. You know it’s a very indoctrinated… It’s funny, I look at it now and you know intelligent people that have obviously an appreciation and a notion of science and a scientific world and yet we suddenly go, “Yeah, He took one fish and a loaf of bread and fed thousands of people…” It’s like “Wait a minute…”  These are the things I question, brother. You read (Christopher) Hitchen’s book on God and it’s tough, man, you take any paragraph out of that book and present it to the most hardcore theologian and say, “Let’s have a debate.  Let’s talk,” and I think there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s when we get entrenched in “It absolutely is this,” and “It absolutely is that,” that I get worried, but I’m glad.  I haven’t taken as big a beating as I thought I was going to take for that scene, the shout out to God. It’s probably coming.

Nordling:  It might come, but I think that it is a universal thing. I think everybody’s got that at their lowest moment in life, definitely like in that scene, and that everybody has got that part in them that’s like, “You know what?  I’m going to shoot the finger at you.”

JC: Absolutely, dude. You’re right, where you just feel like… And again I had this thing that’s kind of funny; we had this longer bit where Liam is like, “Where are you when I need you?”  I took that out, but I always loved the way he delivered that, because there was just such desperation in the way that he said that.

Nordling:  It feels very personal from him.

JC: And again, it’s a testament to how talented that guy is. I remember thinking the emotional space he had to get in was… “We’re going to have an early day” and I remember after the scene, he was like “All right mate, so where are we having dinner?”

[Both laugh]

JC: He was just able to kind of do his thing and completely inhabit that moment and then move on, which again… I mean, that’s a consummate pro.  That’s the absolute definition of that.

[SPOILERS END!]

Nordling:  I know it’s based off a short story by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers. Tell me a little bit about how you found that story, how the whole coming with the writer and writing the script came about, and the place that you were coming from when you directed the film, because obviously it’s a very intimate film and it’s very different than THE A-TEAM.  So how did that come about?

JC: Sure. Well it’s interesting, because I was just at the end of my experience on MI3 and say, “at the end,” meaning I was going to quit before they were going to fire me kind of thing.  That had kind of run its course, and Ian sent me this short story during that time and I remember reading it and I thought it was just so antithetical to what I was dealing with at the time, which was a big franchise and a lot of working parts and big studio, big star and all of that stuff and here I read this very spare stripped down survival tale. So I don’t know, it just appealed to me almost immediately, and not necessarily knowing how or why or all of the machinations of why it was so appealing to me, but I just knew it had a quality that I responded to.  So I optioned the story from him and then he did a run at a draft, kind of a partial draft, and then I took it and for the ensuing four and a half or five years just worked on it on and off and got it to a point, I think.

And dude, it’s tough, brother, because if you are trying to make a living doing it, you take jobs or you take writing assignments and so on and also… I didn’t know that I was of the maturation that I was ready as a filmmaker, ready as a man, I guess, to tackle this stuff until such time where I could really understand what it is I was trying to say, or just have the presence of mind enough to know, “Okay, this is what I think this means to me,” and I think it’s rendered well enough that other people can derive something from it. Do you know what I mean?

Nordling: Right. It’s got a lot of universal themes.  How tough was that shoot?  I mean was it as tough as it looks on screen?

JC: It was brutal. It was absolutely… Listen, there are those films you have to go out and earn and this is absolutely… like PABLO, that’s something I have to go out and earn, and something I’ve been earning for a number of years. I just feel like if this experience has taught me anything, it’s like I’m glad, but listen, if THE A-TEAM had been a huge success, I would be making THE A-TEAM 2.  And I think the travesty in that would have been I would not have made THE GREY, and I think what this has given me is the understanding of, “Listen, you don’t get a lot of shots man. You’ve got to make them count and you’ve got to do what appeals to you if you can.”  If you have the ability to make these kinds of films, you should.  And so what’s interesting about this is that it was absolutely difficult to shoot, and brutal, and miserable at times, but at the same time I was never necessarily aware of how miserable it was, because I was checking my watch the whole time. I was trying to make my day, because we had forty days to shoot the thing, so it didn’t ever occur to me.  But yeah, what I do love about it is that you see the results on screen man, like that wind and that snow and everything… That wind wasn’t us dragging Ritter fans up a mountain. That was Mother Nature kind of trying to blow us off of it.  So yeah it was tough, but I think in the end very, very meaningful.

Nordling: That’s cool. Well I just wanted to let you know THE GREY is an amazing film. I think it’s your best film. I think it’s going to be terrifically successful and 12 months from now, you’re going to be making the Oscar talk runs, I think.

JC: I really appreciate that. Now I’m jinxed. (Laughs)

Nordling: (Laughs) Well I don’t want to jinx you.

JC: I appreciate it, and again like I said thanks for the early shout out, man. It meant a lot and it really got the ball rolling.

Nordling: Cool. I’m really happy that that happened for you. Thanks a lot, man.

JC: All right bud, be well.

Nordling: You too. Bye.

JC: Bye.

THE GREY opens January 27th, and it's a must-see.  Nordling, out.

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  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I love Neeson's voice.

    by 3774

    It's true.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Oh crap. Here comes the religious debate.

    by P

    Great interview though.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    On SECOND thought...

    by Animorganimate

    I'm still going to see this.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Sounds pretty good

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Let's hope this is a return to Narc-level goodness after the last two misfires.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    This tread will be overran will God issues

    by CREG

    It's funny how people don't bother thinking of God (or even believe) when something good happens but he gets all the bad press when something bad takes place. Then the atheist like to argue why bad things happen from a loving God - blah blah blah... when if you don't think he exists why get your panties in a wad over it? If you're just trying to get the believer riled up then what does it really matter? Is your ego that pathetically starved that you need that to get a smile on your sour face or are you really wanting to know the answers. Anywo - Liam Neeson: Punching Wolves would still have been an awesome title but this sounds like a great film.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Creg reminded me of an Atheist Eve I saw....

    by 3774

    I has a quote from someone just like him, going on and on about 'why do Atheists care so much about whether or not people believe in God, it doesn't have any effect on a non-believer's life, they need to mind their own business, blah blah blah'. And above the quote is a picture of the Twin Towers collapsing. I'd bring up all the women murdered in the Christian-driven Salem witch trials past, and African witch trials present, as well as a rampaging AIDS epidemic from Catholics afraid to violate church doctrine and use condoms, or science being drastically set back by hundreds of years during the Dark Ages, or...well, anything from the last 4,000 years. But reason and logic are lost on people like him. So I won't bother.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I remember AICN talking about this a few months ago.

    by professor murder

    Showing Neeson with the make shift claws and all. I know one thing's for sure. Liam Neeson is fun to watch. From Schindler's List to Taken, he has played a variety of characters. Hell, he is the only 'serious' or believable character in The Phantom Menace. Everyone else was cartoony or cheesy. I guess we'll have to see this Summer what Battleship is all about, but no matter the case or the situation, Neeson always holds up his end of the bargain. I am looking forward to The Grey. This whole 'punching wolves' thing makes me think he'll have a comic book/side project coming out or something with the focal point being something of that nature, heheh.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    This makes me want to read "To Build A Fire", then watch Alive

    by kidicarus

    I love survival, man vs. nature stories like this.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this...

    by You Have MY Voice

    ...but would still love an A-TEAM 2. The first one was a lot of fun.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Talking about God AND Liam Neeson.....I call bullshit

    by thelordofhell

    Liam Neeson is a God

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Here's 10 reasons to not be religious:

    by professor murder

    These are not necessarily the TOP ten reasons. Maybe they’re not even the ONLY ten reasons. But they’re ten pretty good reasons I’m glad I am an atheist. 1. Sunday morning. Or Saturday. Or whenever. I get to sleep in if I want to. And if I don’t want to – I almost never do – I can get up and do things I want to do, and not things other people expect me to do, in church or otherwise. I don’t feel that I have to be seen worshipping in order to be accepted as a decent person. 2. I don’t have to be afraid of my own thoughts. There are some pretty horrible things that can go through your mind. Things you would never do, but still things somehow worth thinking. Because you yourself need to understand why it’s a bad idea to do those things, and you couldn’t really understand those reasons unless you allow yourself to think the thoughts and examine them for soundness. I can think those thoughts and examine them, rather than fearing that a mystical superbeing is reading my mind and condemning me to eternal torment just for thinking. 3. I don’t have to pray. Meaning, if I have a challenge in my life, I don’t have to do this magical thing and then wait to see what happens, over and over, caught in a loop of hope and despair and guilt that maybe I haven’t done it right. 4. When something happens I don’t understand, I can be sure there’s some real explanation for it. Even if sometimes that explanation is only “Shit happens.” 5. I don’t have to be afraid of being tormented for eternity in Hell. Instead, I can chuckle at the idea, and be glad I’m free of it. 6. Likewise, I’m not obliged to preach to friends and loved ones about the right way to live, for fear that they will be condemned to eternal torment. 7. I don’t have to read the Bible, or some other holy book, and spend great amounts of my time trying to make it make sense. 8. I can feel confident that I, with my own mind, am capable of understanding things. I don’t have to believe that only a priest or mystical leader is the only one who can understand this stuff, because he has the special privilege of talking to the Supreme Being, which I am not allowed to do. 9. I don’t have to be afraid that perfectly random events, or natural occurrences like lightning or hurricanes, are some sort of message or punishment from God. 10. I get to have friends who are bright, funny, rational, thoughtful individualists.

  • Yes, in the name of religion and god people have murdered thousands throughout history but they were going contrary to what was in the Bible. Stalin, Mao etc were doing EXACTLY what their philosophy was telling them to do. They didn't murder based on religion or race, they murdered based on economic status. Marxism

  • Pointing out that many have died in the name of religion isn't an argument for/against God, but it's a good one to point out the violent tendencies of men in general.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    @pink_apocalypse reason and logic huh?

    by CREG

    Are you so naive to think that eradicating religion would keep man from killing one another? Even on a mass level? All the bitterness you (like minded people) have towards Christians and God seething under the surface is amusing. Especially seeing that I was addressing the issue of people questioning why bad things happen and God lets it. Because that's what was discussed in the interview and all. It just takes a tiny spark to ignite the raging inferno you and your kind have. Kind of funny in a sad way.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Yes creg, non religious people have murdered tons.

    by professor murder

    And I wouldn't follow those people or their beliefs as well. It's not -choose religion or choose to be a nazi- or -choose religion or choose military- or -choose religion or choose Halebop(uhh, wait, I think that would be religion). You don't HAVE to be a part of any certain belief system or organized system or cult. Just because someone is not religious doesn't mean they are automatically for non religious related murder and pillaging. The only thing that sways my beliefs are things that can show me proof. Science is in the lead as of now.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Zombie Fatigue

    by professor murder

    That's because having kids is officially starting a small cult, aka the things we are addressing here, haha.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Fighting for my life options:

    by professor murder

    I would rather fight to keep someone from attacking me (whether it originated from resources/market/trade routes) than fight from someone trying to change me into something just because it's their preferred way of thinking and if I don't accept it, not only will I die, but I will spend eternity in hell(err... I mean, their hell).

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    And on another SCIENCE point.

    by professor murder

    Yes, the science that made the gun and bomb. The science that SHOWS how those things were constructed and how they work. Not some science that displays a dirty shroud and SAYS that it is something and part of something that we have no idea how it works, but are told that is just the way it is, so accept it.

  • Now give back all the antibiotics, dental work, and vaccines. Hopefully you don't pneumonia.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I'M STILL ROOTING FOR THE WOLVES

    by Rob

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I saw the trailer and had an immediate problem.

    by cookylamoo

    The plane crashes and is strewn in tiny pieces across the snow but somehow the people were thrown clear. Thrown clear from a PLANE CRASH. Sorry, jut can't buy it. This isn't LOST folks.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Maybe they jumped just in time and..

    by professor murder

    ..the landing(crash)was steep enough that they were able to snowboard some shrapnel and.....uhh. then...uhh. Nope, I can't explain it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    professor murder

    by CREG

    If you guys would pull your heads out of Darwins lower decayed orifice your little useful-science-is-void-of-religion view would crumble. Also - you should look at becoming a true Christian. You really wouldn't have to violate any of your top 10. Maybe amend a subsection or two but it would pretty much stay intact.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Has Neeson ever been bad in anything?

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Ok not all the films have been classics, but I can't remember him being anything other than good in all his roles. Mr dependable.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    OR

    by professor murder

    I could just continue to be me and do whatever I want to do and not think that whoever is NOT doing what I'm doing is doomed for all eternity, as a true christian would believe. Obviously, my head is up nobody's ass, considering my train of thought is far more practical and realistic than some others in this talkback.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Professor murder

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Amen, brother. Exactly.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Jaygarnham

    by professor murder

    As I stated before. StarWars 1 was straight poodoo, but Neeson still was more believable and heads above the others in it. That's the closest I can think of. Totally not his fault if you can find flaws in that performance anyways. I had to check his filmography and I can't really see any bad performances, and if there are movies he did that I was not too high on, he was only doing voice work in it. Looking over his list reminds me that I have to see Darkman again. I don't even remember that movie anymore since it was so long ago.

  • professor murder, you're my hero of the day.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Kill List Hammertime

    The Phantom Menace is the only film I can think of which he struggled, but as you so rightly pointed out he was far and away the best thing in it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Going to the gym is a religion.

    by professor murder

    You strike a valid point evil archer. People say that hitting the gym is a life style, and trust me, it is. You must be very on it while you're there and while you're at home. When it comes to the diehards though, it turns into a religion. Not only do you spend majority of your week making trips there to do a routine, but you spend hard earned dollars to their organization and much more on eating right and supplements. If you're serious about the gym, it is a religion. haha

  • Now THAT'S the Christian spirit, creg! Onward soldier. Many souls to save.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    So you asked JC about God?

    by Mel

  • because they don't exist.

  • Has an atheist killed someone before? Certainly they have, but not over religion. Remember World War 2? That was a holy war, regardless of what you might want to believe. Hitler's crazy Christian beliefs meant he needed to avenge Jesus by killing the Jews. We're in Iraq/Afghanistan right now because of a holy war - because crazy, retarded Muslims believe they get to go to heaven when they blow themselves up. You think they'd do that stupid shit if they knew there was no heaven?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    You didn't ask the REAL question...

    by TheWacoKid

    When does work start on A-TEAM 2!?!?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'm an atheist...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    ...but every time some fucking Jehovah's Witness knocks on my door at 8:00am on a Sunday morning I contemplate murdering be ause of religion.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I don't necessarily say I'm aethiest

    by professor murder

    And more go along the lines of just being agnostic. I feel at times(like right now) of throwing out some aethiest jabs by telling some of you over the top religious wackos that you're out of your effin' mind. But most of the time, I stick to me believing in living my life the way I want to and letting you live your life and believe in what you want to believe in.....as long as it doesn't tread on my way of life, which is what constantly happens, bringing the inner aethiest back to the surface.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Actually, we're not in Iraq/Afghanistan because of a holy war...

    by eustisclay

    ...we're there because of a corrupt administration and money.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    eustisclay that'

    by Mel

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    oops, not done.....eustisclay that's not true

    by Mel

    We went there as an excuse - because of what happened on 911 which was religion-based. All of these retarded terrorist attacks are because morons think they're going to heaven when they blow themselves up.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    This war is not a holy war???

    by professor murder

    OK, so calling us infidels the great satan has no religious implications whatsoever? Yes, we are wanting to win this war and spread democracy throughout the region so that we may have better access and prices for crude oil, but in no way is that what this war is over. You can't deny that is what top officials hope for. But to say that religion is no factor in this war is ridiculous. I'll pledge allegiance to my flag, but I will never put my trust in god. They should take the damn phrase off of our coins. What happened to separation of church and state? We, as a civilization have moved light years beyond what we once were. But the fact that the church is still so much in control over the way some things are still done is amazing to me. At least they don't chop off our heads anymore for not being a believer anymore. Not in this country anyways....

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Heck, even as recent as TODAY in the news:

    by professor murder

    IRAN sentenced a guy to death for spying, but they couldn't just leave it at that: (from msnbc.com) "Amir Mirza Hekmati was sentenced to death ... for cooperating with the hostile country (the United States) and spying for the CIA," Fars said, without giving a source. "The court found him Corrupt on Earth and Mohareb (waging war on God)," it added. HE WAS A SPY!(maybe) and if he got caught, he got caught. That's it! Throwing the extra -waging war on God- just shows how much of the war still needs to wake up and stop integrating THEIR religion into everything. Why is their religion so much better and more true than the 10,000 OTHER religions out there anyways? How about joining the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? It's just as valid as Christianity when you look into it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    war = world

    by professor murder

    typo

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    God, Liam Neeson

    by korbendal

    Redundant and interchangeable.. Liam is a God among men

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Be careful korbendal

    by professor murder

    That kind of talk is heresy against the church!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    This is awful...

    by TheWacoKid

    Religious Talkbacks are the worst thing on the internet. Has someone actually been converted/minds changed because of what someone said in a talkback? All it is is a bunch of people spouting about how they are right, you are wrong, and here's why even though it means nothing to you. Can we stop it? And talk about the film at hand? Or about the upcoming A-TEAM 2...I WANT IT!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    People who have imaginary friends are adorable.

    by 3774

    When they start killing people because those people won't obey their little imaginary friend? Not so adorable.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Alan Nordling tehehe

    by Talkbacker with no name

    You couldn't make it up

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    jaygarnham , Yeah he is fucking terrible Phantom Meance

    by Talkbacker with no name

    But then again, nobody comes out of that movie looking good, apart from Ray Park and the few lines he did have were overdubbed! ha

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    PABLO!!!!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Make it now!

  • I'm.....shocked. He is the only reason why the movie is not a total failure to me.

  • When I saw the CG wolves in the trailer I thought "Holy frick, dude! Its the Day After Tomorrow 2 starring Liam Neeson!" But the recent buzz has gotten me curious. My comment ends here. I'm staying far, far away from a religious discussion. I'd rather talk about something that actually matters.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Son of a pig, we need an edit button.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Drugs, Alcohol, Religion, and Porn.

    by 3774

    Portland is right. The key is moderation!

  • I realize you hate Santa Clause because he asks that you exercise some restraint over your hedonistic lifestyle (joke - scientific research has shown time and again that Atheists have higher I.Q.s and lead substantially more product lives than Christians, who make up the majority of prison populations), but don't spread that foul propoganda. Actual quote: 'In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers.' - Hitler Do a little church-approved reading before you spread your lies! He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Hitler definitely made vague Christian references

    by kidicarus

    But he was far more passionate about some mythical Teutonic pagan past he believes existed at some point. The invasion of the East, just to throw out an example, had far more to do with lebensraum than any misguided Christian imperative.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    it's true.

    by 3774

    Hitler professed reverence for Santa Claus, but his true faith rested with the Easter Bunny.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    cookylamoo

    by MainMan2001

    It's called a movie, got it!?!?! If everyone died in the crash there would be no film. None.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    GOD DOESN'T EXIST!

    by Yelsaeb

    There, I said it!