History Film / TheGrey

8th Dec '16 5:08:23 PM supergod
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was shot in British Columbia, which often doubles for Alaska.
8th Dec '16 5:07:52 PM supergod
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[NeverTrustATrailer The film's trailers, at least,]] do a very poor job of giving the impression that the writers understand real wolves[[note]]Perhaps explaining the protests by animal rights advocates.[[/note]], which are known to be skittish around fire and humans, whether or not they've encountered them before. It's handled better in the actual film, where it's revealed that the survivors were treading very close to the wolves' den -- the cause of most violent wolf encounters in RealLife.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[NeverTrustATrailer The film's trailers, at least,]] do a very poor job of giving give the impression that the writers don't understand real wolves[[note]]Perhaps explaining the protests by animal rights advocates.[[/note]], wolves, which are known to be skittish around fire and humans, whether or not they've encountered them before. It's handled better more realistically in the actual film, where it's revealed that the survivors were treading very close to the wolves' den -- the cause of most violent wolf encounters in RealLife.



DramaticIrony: In the very end Ottway discovers [[spoiler: they were getting deeper and deeper into the wolves territory all the time, right to the point of reaching the den in the final scene]].

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* DramaticIrony: In the very end Ottway discovers [[spoiler: they were getting deeper and deeper into the wolves territory all the time, right to the point of reaching the den in the final scene]].
14th Nov '16 2:09:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* MilesGloriosus: Diaz considers himself a {{badass}} who isn't afraid of anything, and mocks Ottway for admitting that he's scared. He's quickly shown how foolish his bravado is.

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* MilesGloriosus: Diaz considers himself a {{badass}} badass who isn't afraid of anything, and mocks Ottway for admitting that he's scared. He's quickly shown how foolish his bravado is.
30th Oct '16 4:00:58 AM MovieFan2000
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* BigBad: The Alpha leader of the wolf. The one with the black fur.


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* TheDarknessGazesBack: The wolves'eyes are seen glowing from the darkness surrounding the human Group.
17th Oct '16 12:44:36 PM Pysiewicz
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-->''Ottway:'' You gonna die, that's what's happening.

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-->''Ottway:'' -->'''Ottway:''' You gonna die, that's what's happening.
17th Oct '16 12:43:28 PM Pysiewicz
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* BrutalHonesty: Ottway's shtick, but he really outdid himself when he used it as a way of comforting a dying person.
-->''Ottway:'' You gonna die, that's what's happening.



* ChromosomeCasting: The flight attendant is the only female character with spoken lines and existing outside sparse flashbacks or visions. She's there for a single scene.



%% * DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ottway's wife.]]

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%% * DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ottway's wife.]]wife is revealed as dead for years]].


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DramaticIrony: In the very end Ottway discovers [[spoiler: they were getting deeper and deeper into the wolves territory all the time, right to the point of reaching the den in the final scene]].


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* ExposedToTheElements: Not as much subverted as kicked right in the balls. First thing Ottway does after regaining conscious is searching for a wool cap and then - a jacket. Later, everyone is wearing few layers of clothes and improvised additional covers and ''still'' visibly trembles from cold. [[spoiler: Not to mention characters dying out of exposure]].


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* LastNameBasis: Up until the tearful [[spoiler: goodbye with Diaz]], where it turns into FirstNameBasis.


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* TheMedic: Henrick, who is the one treating all injuries and with actual medical knowledge.


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* NoEscapeButDown: The remaining survivors get themselves cornered on a top of a steep cliff, with choice of either being eaten or jumping on nearest tree over a ravine and [[BedSheetLadder tying an improvised rope for the rest]].


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* OneDimensionalThinking: [[spoiler:When Henrick's leg get jammed, both he and Ottway try to pull it out, instead of pushing on the other side of the log and then just standing above water surface]]. For their credit, they were both acting on pure reflexes and Ottway had no clue what is going on.
7th Dec '15 5:01:32 PM SteveR1009
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%% * DwindlingParty

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%% * DwindlingPartyDwindlingParty: The wolves pick them off one by one. Either that, or the Alaskan environment.
29th Sep '15 9:42:07 AM VenomLancerHae
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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted in a deleted scene.

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%% * BearsAreBadNews: Averted in a deleted scene.



* ClusterFBomb
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ottway's wife.]]

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%% * ClusterFBomb
%% * DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ottway's wife.]]



* DwindlingParty

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%% * DwindlingParty



* GiveMeASign: After [[spoiler:the death of Hendrick, the only other survivor]], Ottway screams at the heavens demanding help from God. [[spoiler:It never comes.]]
** [[spoiler: He did keep seeing his wife throughout the movie, telling him he shouldn't be afraid. Maybe they were memories, maybe they were visions.]]

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* GiveMeASign: After [[spoiler:the death of Hendrick, the only other survivor]], Ottway screams at the heavens demanding help from God. [[spoiler:It never comes.]]
** [[spoiler: He
Although, he did keep seeing his wife throughout the movie, telling him he shouldn't be afraid. Maybe they were memories, maybe they were visions.]]



** The first instance is when [[spoiler: Talget is dragged off by the wolves and a tree blocks us from seeing him get ripped apart]]
** The second instance is when [[spoiler: Diaz is left behind. We hear sticks breaking, and the growling getting closer before it cuts away]]

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** The first instance is when [[spoiler: Talget is dragged off by the wolves and a tree blocks us from seeing him get ripped apart]]
apart.]]
** The second instance is when [[spoiler: Diaz is left behind. We hear sticks breaking, and the growling getting closer before it cuts away]]away.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Diaz. He gets better.

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%% * {{Jerkass}}: Diaz. He gets better.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome[=/=]NeverTrustATrailer: [[spoiler:The promised fight between Ottway and the alpha wolf is never shown on screen. We get a brief shot after the credits of the aftermath, but it's too close up to really tell the outcome.]]

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome[=/=]NeverTrustATrailer: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:The promised fight between Ottway and the alpha wolf is never shown on screen. We get a brief shot after the credits of the aftermath, but it's too close up to really tell the outcome.]]



* RedHerring: The [[spoiler: GPS tracking watch.]]

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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
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The [[spoiler: GPS tracking watch.]]



* TheStinger: [[spoiler:Ottway and the alpha wolf lying in a heap after their fight, barely alive. Due to the closeness of the camera, you can only see the wolf's side breathing heavily, and the back of Ottway's head resting upon it. Whether or not either of the two will survive is up for debate, though think about the following two points:]]

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* TheStinger: TheStinger:
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[[spoiler:Ottway and the alpha wolf lying in a heap after their fight, barely alive. Due to the closeness of the camera, you can only see the wolf's side breathing heavily, and the back of Ottway's head resting upon it. Whether or not either of the two will survive is up for debate, though think about the following two points:]]
5th Jul '15 2:16:53 PM eroock
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* PlummetPerspective: The guy hanging from the rope loses his glasses when looking down into the abyss.
27th Apr '15 11:13:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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''The Grey'' is a survival thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson and directed by Joe Carnahan (''Film/SmokinAces'', ''Film/TheATeam'', ''Film/{{Narc}}''). The film centers around a group of UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}}n oil workers who get caught in a plane crash on the way to Anchorage, and have to both survive the wilderness and fend off attacks by dangerous man-eating wolves.

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''The Grey'' is a survival thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson and directed by Joe Carnahan (''Film/SmokinAces'', ''Film/TheATeam'', ''Film/{{Narc}}'').Creator/JoeCarnahan. The film centers around a group of UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}}n oil workers who get caught in a plane crash on the way to Anchorage, and have to both survive the wilderness and fend off attacks by dangerous man-eating wolves.
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