— by ALEXA MILAN —
I remember being disappointed when the release of “The Road” was pushed back from November 2008 to November 2009, but based on early footage and critical reactions to the film, it seems like it was worth the wait.
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy (who also wrote “No Country for Old Men”), the film tells the story of The Man (Viggo Mortensen) and The Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee), nameless characters trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. They journey south, where they have heard the climate is warmer than the harsh northern winter. Along the way they encounter killers, cannibals and other refugees. The film shadows them as they strive to survive in a world that may not be survivable.
The cast alone is enough to make me want to see this movie. In addition to Mortensen, “The Road” features supporting performances from Charlize Theron as The Man’s wife and Robert Duvall as The Old Man. The cinematography and the overall look and feel of the film are hauntingly beautiful. It seems like a really interesting and complicated story, and I can’t wait to finally see it when it hits theaters Nov. 25.
These three clips establish the relationship between The Man and his wife.
In the first clip, they are seen living their everyday lives before the apocalyptic event occurred.
In the second clip, The Man dreams of how happy he and his wife were before the apocalypse.
In the third clip, The Man tries to convince his wife not to give up on surviving in their new catastrophic world.
Source: Trailer Addict
And click here for five more clips from “The Road.”
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