A little late in the day, I know, but this week’s MSN DVD column just went up and I didn’t want to let it sit until tomorrow.
I decided to dig a little deeper into “The Grey” this week, because I think Liam Neeson’s work merits further examination. I don’t necessarily believe the movie is as sound as Joe Carnahan thinks it is, but the performance is fascinating … and I’m probably more invested in Neeson since I met him, however briefly, on the “Wrath of the Titans” junket.
There’s a hollowness about him, a profound sense of loss, that just doesn’t go away; you could see it creep out from behind his eyes when he wasn’t actively engaged in the “Titans” press conference. It’s that hollowness that Carnahan forces Neeson to confront, head-on, in the guise of a survival thriller. And I have to say, it’s a hell of a thing.