7. The Grey (2011)

After making several movies about attempting to recover his family by being a general badass, it seemed like Liam Neeson needed to do something new. Enter The Grey, a film that moves away from Neeson’s Taken typecasting and into unknown territory. Unfortunately, the trailer also lied about what that territory was.

The Grey‘s trailer essentially shows Neeson fighting for survival against a pack of wolves. It heavily implies a tense journey of lupine action, with a group of survivors attempting to escape the wolves while lost in icy terrain. The trailer wasn’t really indicative of the film itself though, it turned out.

The Grey is more an exploration of loss and grief than anything else. There are elements of survival involved, but it’s a far drier and less action-packed movie than the trailer suggested. Neeson barely even fights any wolves, making it a huge disappointment.