Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Grey is Great!
So seldom do I get to say this: He was right. In spades.
I was right there at the edge of my seat, heart pitter-pattering just like it did when I was a kid and fully involved in the great spaghetti westerns like my favorite at the time--Sabata. But this is no western. It's a contemporary survival thriller that you could imagine--if you've got a great imagination--being penned by Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa, together, drunk, on Bergman's misty private island off the coast of Sweden in January.
If you liked RUNAWAY TRAIN and THE EDGE, you'll love this. But it ain't for wussies. If you're squeamish, be prepared to switch theaters fast. Or stop off at the doc's on the way home for anti-depressants. This existentialism ramped up to a blistering, beautiful degree.