By Darren Franich
Updated December 02, 2011 at 11:23 PM EST

Ever wondered what would happen if you threw Taken, Cliffhanger, The Edge, a liter of Tabasco, and a stick of dynamite into a cocktail shaker? It might look a little like The Grey, the 2012 actioner in which Liam Neeson plays an security dude from an Alaskan oil rig. As he explains: “I work security protecting men from the dangers they can’t see. I have a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career.” I made up that second sentence. But I’m not making up The Grey, which really gets going when Neeson and his bearded pals crash-land in the wilderness. They’re starving, cold…and that’s before the wolves start attacking. Watch the trailer:

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