Summary: i thought that the movie was well acted, and it had something going for it. i was hoping the tone would step up a little. i didn't have fun watching this movie. however much i agree with everyone with everyone who gave this movie an 8 or a 9, i guess i was just hoping to see another movie. wow.
Summary: Viggo Mortensen (who also starred in The Lord of the Rings movies) gives a fine performance in this movie. This story is set in a world after some obvious disaster has happened. We are never told what happened to destroy society, but it must have been recent.
Ridiculous story with basically 3 scenes on endless repeat.
28 May 2010
Summary: The Road, a story about a journey undertaken by a father and his 11 year old son on a post- apocalyptic Earth. It seems that everything living has died due to some catastrophe except for some unfortunate human beings who wander the land and cities in search of the last can of coke or anything else...
Depressing and pointless (which I suppose is the point, but)
12 December 2009
Summary: When my husband and I went to see this movie, we chose it purely because a) it wasn't one of the ridiculous movies already out, and b) it got a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At the snack counter, a poster proclaimed, "One of the most uplifting and optimistic movies of the year!
Summary: "It's not as good as the book." seems to be one of the most common sentences in discussions about movies. I have certainly uttered it many times. I try to judge a film on it's own merits as a separate art form, but cannot help the comparison, especially when elements that I love in a book are...
Summary: I just got home from seeing "The Road" and my stomach is still in a knot. I never read the book and therefore won't be making any comparisons. I'll simply comment on the film. I can't imagine the performances being any better from any of the actors, starting at Viggo and working my way down to the...
Summary: I really have got to get used to reviewing adaptations of books, because they come out all the time. But reviewing them is so much different it almost doesn't seem fair. A movie like Watchmen would have seemed completely different had I not read the book.
Summary: I read Cormac McCarthy's novel a few years ago & figured it would be made into a movie (this was when "No Country for Old Men" was playing) but I wondered how they could make this extremely grim tale into something that people would want to see.
Summary: While watching this movie I thought to myself that it was good I had already read the book. This was because the movie is agonizingly desperate and sad--often times it was just too much to absorb or handle in such a large dose. You can't put this movie down like you can with the book.
Summary: With a surplus of post-apocalyptic/disaster flicks present in today's film circle, the Road does what very few films in any genre seem capable of doing. Here is a picture that in it's own discreteness captures the realism of a holocaust horror, combining the absolute worst possible future with the...