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post #61 of 82 Old 06-13-2012, 12:21 PM - Thread Starter
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We watched this last night via a Netflix rental. I really enjoyed this movie as well and will be buying it. I thought the PQ and AQ was great to the point where it really gave me the sense of being freezing cold in my own room. IMO, Ralph’s review is spot on! Thanks for another fine review, Ralph!!

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Holy crap!
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The plane crash scene was awesome! A new demo for my HT!

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Im hoping to watch this next week.

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OK rent, definitively not a buy for me. Can't imagine watching it second time. Try this movie instead (also has wolves, snow, survival).wink.gif
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I bought it just for the plane scene as a demo.

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I bought it just for the plane scene as a demo.

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Wife & I just watched this tonight (first real movie we've sat down to watch since I installed Aura Pro's in the sofa).

Plane scene was awesome! Shook the heck out of the sofa, I felt like we were in the plane! PQ & SQ were top notch in this film, very impressed.

We give the movie itself a thumbs down though, I just wasn't buying it. Here's why.....
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After the plane crash and the first couple wolf attacks it started to go down hill. We just weren't buying it anymore. It was a fun movie, but I feel like I was set up to take it serious and it just started to get silly. I can see a wolf attack or 2 if provoked, but for this pack of wolfs to track this group over the course of a few days and a good distance and systematically eliminate them one by one was tough for me to swallow.
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This was a dreadful movie to watch.
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Wife & I just watched this tonight (first real movie we've sat down to watch since I installed Aura Pro's in the sofa).
Plane scene was awesome! Shook the heck out of the sofa, I felt like we were in the plane! PQ & SQ were top notch in this film, very impressed.
We give the movie itself a thumbs down though, I just wasn't buying it. Here's why..... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After the plane crash and the first couple wolf attacks it started to go down hill. We just weren't buying it anymore. It was a fun movie, but I feel like I was set up to take it serious and it just started to get silly. I can see a wolf attack or 2 if provoked, but for this pack of wolfs to track this group over the course of a few days and a good distance and systematically eliminate them one by one was tough for me to swallow.
Well, I'll repeat my earlier voiced impression vis a vis your spoiler tag: this was not a movie about an ongoing wildlife threat. It must be viewed something along these lines: the wolves were at my door, do I continue to fight the good fight, or concede defeat here and now? I viewed it as almost pure allegory.
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Thanks for the review and I really enjoyed this film.

In regards to the wolves being aggressive, nobody seems to remember that this behavior was explained early in the film, shortly after the plane crashed. Liam's character tells the others that wolves are territorial, and that they will become aggressive when an animal (or human) is within a certain distance of their den. He gives a specific radius of distance, but I don't remember exactly what it was. In any case, it turns out that they were moving towards the den as they travelled, which explains why more wolves appeared and why they became more aggressive. I didn't really want to steer the topic back in this direction, but I read too many comments in this thread about how the wolves' behavior was unrealistic, or unexplained. I hope this helps clear that up a bit.

On a different note, I agree with some other posters here that the film was much deeper than a survival story. It is very existential in its theme, and provides the opportunity for quite a bit of reflection and discussion, if you give it that opportunity. I contend that it is closer to an art house film than a mainstream Hollywood movie, but Liam Neeson's presence gave it more commercial appeal and so a lot of people hoping for "Taken" meets "The Edge" were disappointed.

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Thanks for the review and I really enjoyed this film.
In regards to the wolves being aggressive, nobody seems to remember that this behavior was explained early in the film, shortly after the plane crashed. Liam's character tells the others that wolves are territorial, and that they will become aggressive when an animal (or human) is within a certain distance of their den. He gives a specific radius of distance, but I don't remember exactly what it was. In any case, it turns out that they were moving towards the den as they travelled, which explains why more wolves appeared and why they became more aggressive. I didn't really want to steer the topic back in this direction, but I read too many comments in this thread about how the wolves' behavior was unrealistic, or unexplained. I hope this helps clear that up a bit.
On a different note, I agree with some other posters here that the film was much deeper than a survival story. It is very existential in its theme, and provides the opportunity for quite a bit of reflection and discussion, if you give it that opportunity. I contend that it is closer to an art house film than a mainstream Hollywood movie, but Liam Neeson's presence gave it more commercial appeal and so a lot of people hoping for "Taken" meets "The Edge" were disappointed.


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I enjoyed the Blu Ray, and I'm not one of the nature extremusts smile.gif...but nature Blu Rays are my favorites, and I love David Attenborough's BBC series. The Alaskan Wolf is beautiful animal, but they used movie magic to depict it as a dark, scary beast biggrin.gif.
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I thought the movie was mediocre to bad. If they had made a pure, fun, suspend-your-disbelief adventure story of man vs nature it could have been a good film.....OR.....if they had made a serious, realistic, probe-the-deeper-meaning of life, death, and God in the context of a struggle against nature story, it could have been a good film. But they tried to make both types of films and the result was a mess.
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I thought it was a decent movie throughout. Certainly kept my attention - and the sound does make this much more of an enjoyable watch.

I haven't heard many talk about watching this completely through the end of the credits. I almost turned if off - and that would have been a mistake. The final scene after the credits really changed how I felt about the entire movie - and I left thinking the entire experience was more gratifying.
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I haven't heard many talk about watching this completely through the end of the credits. I almost turned if off - and that would have been a mistake. The final scene after the credits really changed how I felt about the entire movie - and I left thinking the entire experience was more gratifying.
I didn't make it thru the credits and found out later that there was the additional post-credit scene. I hadn't sent the movie back to Netflix yet, so I was able to watch it.

To me, it re-emphasized the problem I had with the film. I didn't like the pre-credit ending because the film hadn't built enough credibility with me as a "deep meaning" movie for them to get away with that kind of an ending. And then they tacked on the post-credit ending, which is a device I've only seen in movies that don't take themselves too seriously. It goes back to my gripe that I think they needed to decide which type of film they were making, and not try to make both.
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Finally get a chance to watch this tonight. Ive heard good things about it.

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This film was fantastic will be definitely picking this up and add to my collection.

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watched this evening. I enjoyed, the sound effects was awesome.
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The audio is the best part of this movie ....the video is effective but I dont like when it seems like they are adding noise into the video . The movie itself is about ** out of 4 stars. Worth a rent or a keeper for audio.
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Watched this tonight and thought it was great. Not a dull moment.

Audio caught me by surprise! I had not read anything about it and it was fantastic! Really placed the listener right in the action with incredible surround use, potent LFE and awesome dynamics. The plane crash was a high point, but lots of great audio moments. Ralph described it best and my experience was the same. smile.gif

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Watched this tonight and thought it was great. Not a dull moment.
Audio caught me by surprise! I had not read anything about it and it was fantastic! Really placed the listener right in the action with incredible surround use, potent LFE and awesome dynamics. The plane crash was a high point, but lots of great audio moments. Ralph described it best and my experience was the same. smile.gif

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Glad to hear it Todd..cool.gif

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Agree with most posts on here. Really enjoyed the movie and A/V as well. I'm normally not a 'jumpy' person when I watch movies but this movie got me a few times... I thought most of the action was reasonable with the exception of one scene. Really enjoyed the end too. I think I'm growing as a movie watcher b/c normally I don't like artsy endings - I like to know exactly what happened, but I really liked the way this one ended.

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