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Post Apocalyptic Movie Reviews: The Road

Updated on May 24, 2010

The Road Film Review

Movie reviews The Road.
Movie reviews The Road.

The Road - A Post Apocalyptic Movie Review

As post apocalytpic movies go, The Road is a great one that doesn't rely on blockbuster special effects, but rather a mysterious holocaust that is rarely mentioned throughout the film and you never really know what it was that caused the world to die, but you can imagine and that's the fear and the atmosphere of the movie and at the heart of it, is a father and son relationship at breaking point because of their situation of desperation.

The film shows some flashbacks to the beginning of the untold holocaust with more colour, which fades after a while and the family of a man and a woman who is pregnant suddenly thrown into a nightmare world of uncertainty, after a while the woman we learn has died, long after the birth of their son and so it's the father and son who are left to fend for themselves forever travelling south on the move, because of other survivors having to resort to cannabilism to survive as there is no food around, no sign of any animals whatsoever.

At the beginning you just know that it isn't going to have a happy ending as you are instilled with the belief that they will just give up and commit suicide as the father has showed his son how to use the pistol on himself that only has a couple of bullets remaining, but there is hope though throughout the film as any apocalyptic movie does. This is no Mad Max though as there's hardly any food left on the earth it seems.

Viggo Mortensen plays the father and apparently like he did when he played Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings, he got into character by living rough, so that he would look and sound the part with some sleep deprivation and possibly cutting down on some food too for good measure, this attention to his performance pays off as he looks ill and tired, as do both of them in a world where everything is just grey and dull, which is also down to the only special effects that were applied to the movie, CGI frame by frame dullness which creates an erry effect of doom and gloom.

I recommend this film, but expect an open ending to the story, as one door closes another opens and then ...well it ends, oh well I suppose the characters were explored well enough to make it count and I did cry at the end, mainly because I'm a father myself and to go through something like this would just be a bad hair day.

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Movie Reviews - The Road

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    • kaychinn profile image


      8 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Thank you for the great review. I will see this movie. Cheers

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now, not a bad movie at all!

    • M. T. Dremer profile image

      M. T. Dremer 

      8 years ago from United States

      I remember when they advertised this movie I had no clue what it was about. Kind of like when they advertised "holes" and "district 9". They try to draw you in without telling you anything. It's kind of an annoying marketing tactic (at least to me). But I'm still interested in seeing this one. Thanks for the review!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yep it was ok, I enjoyed it, it had all the hollow elements of gloom to make it watchable and identifiable.

    • optimus grimlock profile image

      optimus grimlock 

      8 years ago

      hmmm i dl thid movie and have yet to watch it! maybe this weeks i'll let you know what I think


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