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POOPERSCOOPER
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This is a movie starring Liam Neeson who plays a guy that works in a petroleum plant up in Alaska (or somewhere that is extremely cold) as a guy who snipes at wolfs to protect the people from being attacked by them. They all go on leave and enter a plane to go back to Anchorage Alaska but the plane goes down and this is where the movie starts.

The movie is like "Alive" but with bad ass wolves that keep attacking them, it's probably the manliest idea of a movie ever. Just reading that description gives me a boner that it breaks through the roof, it's an idea that is universally cool to any real man. Although the idea of the movie sounds like its going to be a fast paced action movie, the movie isn't really like that. It deals a lot with the lives of the guys and how hopeless the situation is that they are in, they really push that fact of "this is hell." The movie is fairly weird in that it appeases fans of intense B movie cool stuff with like real meaty stuff of an A movie. All the characters have character to them and the conflict between some of the characters are done pretty good.

The wolves really add to the film as you never know when they are going to come and tear you up. They even throw in an "alpha male" wolf into the story and it's cool hearing Liam neeson talking about wolves.

Now everything about this movie sounds awesome and I thought it was pretty good but there was somethings I thought held it back a bit. In moments it got a bit slow and doesn't really keep up the excitement from when they are being attacked by wolves, but I feel like those scenes probably added to hopelessness of everything. Also the ending was something I didn't really dig but I hear they added stuff after the credits (don't like when they do that) but other than that is was a good movie and I would recommend it to DACKers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I watched and liked it. The ending was good. There's really no other way to put it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I too missed the stuff after the credits, but for me, this is really sets the bar high for 2012. As for the slowness, I really didn't mind it. It allowed the movie to build up good dramatic tension cause if a movie is just all EXCITEMENT, it gets boring. The slow moments make the intense shit all the better.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wait, there was something after the credits?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The night scenes, especially the first one with the torch. BEST.

The collection of glowing eyes just made me kinda curl up in a ball of fear as I was watching. It's been a long time since I've felt that grade of genuine terror in a movie
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This movie was genuinely more intense than any horror movie I've watched in the past few years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, I agree I felt a lot of tension in this movie compared to a horror movie in general. Best part was probably when they ran into the woods at night, though I felt like they could never out run these wolves gosh.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Time to be a spoiler for you dicks without patience: after the credits, the camera rolls onto a scene. All the wolves are dead, save for the Alpha, lying on his side, with Neeson's head rested against his stomach. It's essentially a repeat of the first wolf kill of the movie, except Neeson's dying too.

Soak it in.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

lions and tigers and wolves oh my
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

...really phoned it in, eh?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

are u serious
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He's HIV Serious.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Manoil wrote:
except Neeson's dying too.


There's no proof of that statement.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

True, but he's lying against the alpha. It seems the most likely of circumstances given what he went through, although considering it's Neeson, I wouldn't exactly be surprised if he was just taking a breather before getting up and walking away.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Probably just a broken hip ? :walkitoff:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Manoil wrote:
True, but he's lying against the alpha. It seems the most likely of circumstances given what he went through, although considering it's Neeson, I wouldn't exactly be surprised if he was just taking a breather before getting up and walking away.


It's just a repeat of the opening scene. It's mostly up to viewer intepretation if he lives or not, really.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Say what you will, but it seemed as though he was embracing his end just as much as the wolf was.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

what's with all the manlove in this thread


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wolfman Walt wrote:
Manoil wrote:
True, but he's lying against the alpha. It seems the most likely of circumstances given what he went through, although considering it's Neeson, I wouldn't exactly be surprised if he was just taking a breather before getting up and walking away.


It's just a repeat of the opening scene. It's mostly up to viewer intepretation if he lives or not, really.


Even if it's up to interpretation, it's almost a certainty that he would have died. He had just taken a swim in a river and has wet cloths and then got in a fight with a pack of wolves on top of everything they already went through.
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