The Road

Last Friday I went to see “The Road“.  I’ve seen a trailer of it several times before and figured that it would be one of those post-apocalyptic zombie movies that I don’t particularly want to see. But I was with my wife and there was no better choice of a movie in the cinema, so we went.

As I mentioned on Twitter earlier, it’s been a while since I wrote a movie review.  But this film is something!  It’s such a load of crap!   Everything about this film is bad.  Not neutral, but bad.  The story is extremely shallow.  The dialogues are horrible.  There is no common sense what-so-ever.  The film is boring on so many levels that it’s unbelievable.  It is even boring visually.  Everything is shot in a greyish colours, with decreased saturation, and with no highlights at all.  The images of the post-apocalyptic world don’t touch on any feelings – they are not sad, not horrifying, not inspiring.

I was very surprised to see both Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and Charlize Theron (“The Italian Job”, “Sweet November”, and many others) in this crappy movie.  They were trying their very best to save it, but there just wasn’t enough ground.  Kodi Smit-McPhee, who played a kid, delivered horrible acting and all the dialogues that he had to do weren’t helping at all.

The film is running for almost 2 hours (111 minutes), and I think it is about 100 minutes too long.  Overall, I’ll rate it a 1 out of 5 and recommend you avoid it at all costs.  It’s just that bad.

5 thoughts on “The Road”

    1. The whole movie was focused at the father and son and their survival. But I don't believe even for a second that if a father and son were to survive in those circumstances, that they would interact this way. Everything was wrong about their interaction. Father wasn't teaching his son anything. His son was behaving like he didn't grow up in the post-apocalyptic world, even though he was born (!!!) there. The way they talked, the way they behaved wasn't very believable. All that crap about "are we the good guys?" was totally off the charts. The more I think about this movie, the more I hate it. :)

    1. We were not planning to see it. We wanted to see something else, but it wasn't on. "The Road" seemed like the best available option at the time. The truth is – it would have been better to not see anything at all, than see this one. :)

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