Poster Peek: ‘The Road’


With the holidays comes more than good food, crisp weather and obnoxious family … apparently we also get global devastation, too!

Feast your eyes on “The Road,” John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Comrac McCarty’s Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller. Set before the backdrop of a dystopic future laid waste by some unknown disaster, the film journeys with Viggo Mortensen and co-stars Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce.

The poster — “Road to Perdition” meets Hobo-Chic? — doesn’t say much about where the film could go or how good it might be.

But if you’re looking to unleash some post-apocalyptic hell via a glossy revolver, it’ll suffice to distract you from the usual family fluff of November.

Take heed … looks like it’s gonna be a bumpy ride out there!

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7 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    The colors used on that poster in no way collaborate with the footage I have seen from the movie.

  2. Disco #

    It just looks too dreary.

  3. 3

    That poster is far too bright. It looks like they’re running from wildfires.

  4. Jason #

    Wow, great point made by Cam above. I totally agree. So, they’ve got fire behind them and rain beating down on them. Aside from being overly bright, the poster is a little on the busy side. The image itself is right-on and gives terrific insight into Mortensen’s character (man, boy, gun in one hand, protecting him in the other). But look how many collections of words there are. Tagline at top, actors’ names top left, title (same font as on novel, nice touch), under that is a big long thing about McCarthy. Then we get the tiny-typeface, which seems useless because we know the stars and the novelist already, and the screenwriter’s and director’s names are at the bottom as well. Sheesh.

  5. Don #

    Now that you mention it, there ARE way too many words on the poster. It seemed unnecessarily busy, but I couldn’t put my finger on why that was.

  6. The Great Gonzo #


  7. Jimmy #

    The movie is certainly not that bright. I have seen it.