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.