"Sweat is like tasty gravy to a hungry wolf."
"Sweat is like tasty gravy to a hungry wolf."
Saw it tonight-for entertainment standards it was acceptable. Filmography was good, acting on Liam Neeson's behalf was good, the storyline and wolves were messed up. Very few meaty survival bits and alot of dramatized cold terror. Why he ditched the Canada Goose Expedition parka is beyond me...
the movie has been panned by everyone I know that wasted money on it.
There are way too many wolves..............................
Nemo me impune lacaset
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I've not seen it yet (no worries about spoilers - i don't care whether i know the ending or not....), but i've read on another "Outdoor" site where the wolf-supporters are outraged and have been throughout the production of this movie. Not wanting to open a can 'o worms here, but i'm pleased to *not* see this devolve into that sort of discussion.
From the accounts i've read, the movie comes up short in accurate/probable "bush-crafty/survival" skill depiction. Bummer, but at least *something* is being viewed by the masses.
Hopefully, less-prepared folks who see the movie will open their eyes to the more "natural" world, to potential emergencies and become more prepared for them.
I saw it yesterday afternoon. Paid 4 bux and got my money's worth but not a great film IMHO. Some parts were really intense (plane crash among them) the wolves were hoakie yet still brought chills to me at times, not much in the way of survival skills shown at all, and then there was the ending. Scenery is spectacular.
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I read an article about wolves a couple of years back. European wolves are the same species as North American wolves, however the European branch will hunt & kill and eat humans. They are found mostly in Eastern Europe. Places like Croatia, Yugoslavia, etc. Supposedly, there has never been a recorded instance of a North American wolf attack on humans. These must be European wolves.
I'd expect Member Name "Rinos" to chime in as he lives in Split, Croatia (i used to visit there monthly - beautiful city BTW). Incidently, Croatia used to be part of Former Yugoslavia (as was Bosnia, etc.....).
The Balkan's have a couple shepherd dog breeds that were bred specifically to guard against predation like this - the Sar (pronounced SHAR) Planinatz and the Tornjak - both big!
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I second what CanadianTrailMan said, I can cope with making the wolves unrealistic for the purpose of that being the whole idea of the movie, a group of survivors being hunted by wolves, but can we at least make the people make actual grown up decisions? They did nothing but make stupid decisions that were obviously only written in to set up the next big dramatic scene. It is possible to make them think like grown up men and still create dramatic situations for them. I won't get into examples because I don't want to throw in too many spoilers but basically the men in the movie made worse survival decisions than a group of fifth graders waking up from a nap.
I can't speak for the movie, but i can tell you stories of folks while in the mountains that when tired, dehydrated, hypothermic, *HEAD-STRONG AND PRIDEFUL* they won't listen to reason and loose their ability to make good decisions. When people are in "over their heads" they can make bad decisions - even very experienced people are vulnerable.
In any event, these plot twists/short-comings help keep the story line cohesive and that helps ticket sales!
A plain crash, survival and dealing with dangerous wild animals. It reminds me of the movie "The Edge" with Anthony Hopkins.
The worst thing that you can do to a knife, is not to use it.
That said the film was very well made with superb cinematography and the acting was on point, most of the writing just seemed lazy though.
New rule: For now on, all of Liam Neilsons movies have to be called "I'm going to hunt you down, and I'm going to kill you."
There have been reports of attacks on humans. But none resulting in death. That's on record at least. I'm sure it's happened in the 17th/18th/19th centuries, but there is nothing on official record.
I read a recent interview with the director and he states that the wolves act against nature in the movie. He researched uncommon wolf behavior before making the movie and also talked about a 400 member pack in siberia that hunted horses and a few other strange stories of aberrant wolf behavior.I have yet to see the movie but it looked cool ,I just remember not to expect too much and remember they are making a hollywood movie not a realistic survival film.
There are actually people that liked "The Edge" that movie was horrible!! Snow Walker was great, Jeremiah Johnson was great, A Cry in the Wild was great, The Edge was garbage. Chris
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