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0 out of 0 users found this helpful The Road
I loved this film, it wasnt the most action-packed ive seen, but very effective. Its definately not for everyone especially if you are a person that gets depressed. Its very gloomy and drab, and creates a feeling of hopelessness in the film.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful very good
The movie followed the Pulitzer Prize winning book very closely. The boy was very good as was Viggo. A movie about never giving up. The movie follows the 2 as they try to survive and there are some happy moments even in such bleak conditions. Worth seeing!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Long, dreary, dark
I had know idea what this movie was about before I went in and I left the theater wishing I hadn't seen it. It was very depressing and dark even though it was about survival. I hope it was not a foreshadowing of things to come.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Great
Very true to the book. Too bad that some viewers don't "get it", just see it as depressing. There is a lot going on that doesn't need to be explained w/ words. May be too deep for the average movie goer.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful surface meanings
No, The Road is not a movie to take your date to. (That is, unless your date is an avid reader) It is a movie of deeper meanings. The movie is dark and it is depressing,yes, but this is not just another action movie. As with any movie based on a novel, there is an underlying meaning in the storyline of this screen adaptation of McCarthy's work. The repetitious storyline MEANS something, the evil and sinister, even depressing tone means something. (It is my opinion that you can NOT fully appreciate this film without reading the book!) Basic human destructiveness vs. inherent goodness is the POINT. And the movie does a beautiful job of expressing that!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful The Road - that shouldnt be traveled
Start to finish the film was bleak, dark, ugly and not worthy of seeing the first time. There was nothing redeeming about the film. On it's own there is no meaningful plot. Little or no communication relevant to the characters motivations. The movie left one feeling down, depressed and somehow robbed of the time spent viewing the film. The themes all dark and oppressive to the mind and spirit. This is a definite DO NOT go see either at the theater or renting. One star is too high a rating.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Worth seeing
The movie was over all worth seeing, could have used more narrating to explain more details about what was going on. Did not like the end and it was a depressing feeling left with the viewer but maybe that was the intention... Also was surprised it did not play in most theaters thought it was good enough to draw people but guess they needed the room for Jacksons stupid movie. Mel
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Boring
I Love SciFi, unfortunately not this one! I Like movies with an ending, this one doesn't have one! It was long, dismal, and depressing. Don't waste your money!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful viggo has done it again
Viggo has the talent to pull you into the movie. He's able to bring the movie to life, and this movie is no different. This is not a very fast-paced movie but it's captivating because you witness the struggle of their journey. It makes you think of what it'd really be like if a world disaster happened and the lengths you'd go through to protect someone you really love. I did not like the ending very much, but I expected it to end like that ever since the very beginning. I would've given it five stars if it would've shown more detail into what disaster happened, but it didn't take away from the magnificence of the movie. I would definitely recommend watching the movie.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Dull, depressing
and very boring; this is a one act play. Nothing happens except for repeating the same dark, dreary scenes and paper thin plot over and over again. It is brutally boring.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful True to the Book
This is one of those movies that is best to have read the book. Many might complain there is no plot but there is. It's about survival and keeping that fire within you lit up! I would call this more of a drama than sci-fi
0 out of 0 users found this helpful should be good...
The Road is based on Cormac McCarthy's book of the same title. The book is hauntingly brutal and beautiful. It is not a typical end of the world horror story; it is about a man and his young son. It deals with issues of parental responsibility and love, the relationship between a parent and a child. If you can see it as a psychological drama, set in a horrific landscape, you might understand and appreciate it better. I hope the director and the actors did the book justice. Given the fact that Viggo Mortensen plays the father, I have very high hopes !
0 out of 1 users found this helpful The Road
I saw this movie in July 2009 as a preview..I dragged a friend along..I have not stopped apologizing to her..I love sci-fi movies but this one misses the mark..the movie opens after the event but there is no context for what or where the event happened, where is/was everyone, there is no character development..you eventually figure out that something awful happened and this man and boy are on a journey to find civilization but you had to figure that out for yourself and it took a big chunk of the movie b/c there was no foundation for the opening..there was no reaction from the audience at the end, everyone left the movie in silence, in shock. I thought this movie will never see the light of day..I'm in shock its being released.