I tend to overstate the negatives and understate the positives in this movie, but I really liked this one, so I think I have some good stuff to say about it.
Plot: Pretty simple really--a band of oil drillers up in Alaska have their plane crash in the tundra. Most of the passengers die, but a small band survives and tries to make it back to safety. Unfortunately, the are in the territory of hyper-aggressive wolves who are stalking them. The whole movie actually reminds me a lot of the first chapter of White Fang, the short story introducing them to the wolves, the laws of the wild, and the patience with which the wolves work to pick off their prey.
This is a big character and symbolism driven movie, dealing a lot more with human nature and emotions than plot. It has that No Country for Old Men feel to it--the sort of movie that has a very straightforward and simplistic sounding storyline to it, but you feel like there is more to the movie than just the plot and obvious metaphors. A touch more heavyhanded than No Country, but solid nonetheless.
As an aside, I have a big thing for survivalist movies. This movie is not the most McGyver-esque in that the characters don't come up with all kinds of creative solutions to their problems, but it does show the sort of force of will it takes to press on through.
The soundtrack is incredible.
My only criticisms are Liam Neeson is standard Liam Neeson. Not really a criticism I guess, but it doesn't really show his versatility as an actor. He basically is the same guy he is in Taken--an in control badass who is a bit reserved and brooding with the occasional outburst of anger.