troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
YMMV: The Grey
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "The City Surf" by Jamin Winans, played while Ottman readies himself for his Last Stand. A pretty powerful, tear jerking Lonely Piano Piece in context.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • We never see the much hyped "Liam Neeson vs. a wolf" showdown at the end of the film, and only get a glimpse of its aftermath after the credits. However, it's possible that the filmmakers intentionally didn't show it, because nothing they could film could possibly live up to the hype. Thus, the viewer is left to imagine how awesome it was, and come up with their own versions of it.
    • It's the middle of winter and there's no fire or other means to stay warm. Hypothermia would have set in within minutes after Ottway crawled out of the river... and it quite possibly did. Ottway took off his heavy jacket after getting out of the river, and in later scenes he's not wearing his hat or gloves either. One of the symptoms of severe hypothermia is a false sense of warmth, in which many sufferers take off various layers of clothing (called paradoxical undressing). This is responsible for a large amount of hypothermia-related deaths. Since we don't really get a good shot of Ottway after his fight with the Alpha, it's very possible that he won but died of hypothermia soon after.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: While it is a bit predictable, finding out that Ottway's wife has been Dead All Along is still deeply saddening, especially after really connecting to Ottway by that point. Then, you realize what Liam Neeson has been through in real life.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Hendrick's underwater screams as he drowns.
    • The wolf calls in general but especially the Alpha's.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: Just how much worse will things get for Ottway and his companions? The ante gets upped every. Single. Time.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome / Scenery Porn: They filmed in a real wilderness in Canada and it looks beautiful. The wolves are also not CGI, but (mostlynote ) animatronics and puppetry, and they still look really good...and TERRIFYING.
    • Hell, the film features Sound Effects Of Awesome as well. In the theaters you will feel the power and intensity of the plane crash and your bodies will quake from the sounds of the wolves. . .
  • X Meets Y: The latter half of the original Jaws but with wolves.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
5636
32