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 Post subject: The Road (2009)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:32 am 
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Directed by John Hillcoat

Produced by Nick Wechsler
Steve Schwartz
Paula Mae Schwartz
Written by Joe Penhall (screenplay)
Cormac McCarthy (The Road (novel)

Starring Viggo Mortensen
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Michael K. Williams
Robert Duvall
Guy Pearce
and Charlize Theron


Fuck...

Sorry for the expletive but this was a pretty intense film, probably not one I should have take the squeamish Mrs to see. A man and his boy survive the apocalypse and travel south through a country illed with gangs, cannibals, rapists and murderers; much more horrifying than the usual post-apocalyptic zombie fare.

The filming and production is absolutely jaw dropping. The scale of destruction is all encompassing, the ash-covered wastelands look incredible, and the washed out colours of the film add to the obvious thoughts of gloom.

Great performances put in by the boy and especially by Viggo. The only thing that bothered me was the ending; after such a powerful film it seemed a little weak, although it is apparently faithful to the ending used in the book.

Oh, and did I mention it was fairly gruesome?

I give it 3.5 out of 5 Cactuars.

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I loved the movie, it was a beautiful masterpiece.
They even make a tree falling scene beautiful... but it's just gruesome on how they portray human behavior if this stuff ever happen.

I really felt bad for that black guy in the end, and this movie is definitely in my top 10 of 2009.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:49 pm 
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I haven't seen the movie yet, almost had to put the book down cause it was bumming me out too much, but its amazing. looking forward to it

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