Sunday, December 16, 2012

Film Award 2012: The Diving into Sheol Award

Aaaaaaaaaand we're back. This time, we cover a different type of film altogether. This film most certainly is within my top 5 of this year. The "Diving into Sheol" award is granted to films that have achieved the following results:

Hours upon hours of reflection. A mildly heated debate with a friend over the topic of free will. A nightmare. An agreeable consensus that it bucked some trends. A film that had both an atheist friend and myself in complete agreement on the film's lasting emotional power.

In conjunction with the first point, it resulted in a change in heart on certain issues, resulting in a bit of a paradigm shift.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am referring to none other than the film below.

Kids, I give the "Diving into Sheol" award to:
The Grey.

Easily the most emotionally staggering and intense film of the year. The performances and personifications are stellar, especially if one can see elements of themselves in each rugged individual.

A haunting, stripped down epic about survival, free will and the instinct of transcendence.


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