What color sounds like the least exciting color? Give up? Howzabout:
So, as is par for the course on this website, I got to thinking… how many movies are named after colors much more exciting sounding than The Grey? Let’s see by checking out A Handful Of… “Color”-ful Movies.
I could have went with some other titles like Red Dawn, Red Riding Hood, Red State, the current film Red Tails, or the French film Rouge, but I chose this one, which is actually an acronym for Retired and Extremely Dangerous. But my point is proven so far… RED sounds so much better than The Grey.
- A Clockwork Orange
I’ve never seen this Stanley Kubrick classic, but as a student of film (not that great of one if I haven’t seen A Clockwork Orange), I am familiar with enough of it to know this was a better choice than Orange County to go against The Grey.
Yellow is a tough sell for movie titles, so this is the best I’ve got. I could have chosen Yellow Submarine or the Swedish film I Am Curious (Yellow), but come on… Yellowbeard is about pirates! Sure, it was made before pirates were (are?) cool, so The Grey can walk the plank! Aaargh!
- Green Lantern
Green Lantern was a tough pick, especially against such examples of “greenness” as Green Zone, The Green Hornet, The Green Mile, and Green Street Hooligans. Maybe I should have picked Green Street Hooligans. The Grey is only slightly less better than Green Lantern…
- Deep Blue Sea
Samuel L. Jackson makes a lot of things automatically better, and since he wasn’t in The Blue Lagoon, Blue Velvet, Blue Valentine, the French film Bleu, or the Swedish film I Am Curious (Blue), Deep Blue Sea blows The Grey out of the water.
- The Color Purple
Okay… so The Color Purple wasn’t my first choice to battle The Grey, but Purple Rain or The Purple Rose of Cairo don’t sound like they’d fare much better. Purple might be the color of kings, but when it comes to movies, it’s a notch better than grey.
Now if Liam Neeson’s latest was called The Gray, it’d be a completely different story…