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The Road (DVD)
Member Name: Thebaker50
The Road (DVD)
Advantages: Kinda cool idea
Disadvantages: No real script, not well thought out script
This film is a bit weird. In the sense there is almost no overlying plot, the only theme of the film is to survive. That is all.
The film follows a dad and his son in a sort of post apocalyptic world where most people have resorted to being cannibals. In this world many people have even resorted to kill themselves!
Ok, there a few things that i didn't like about this film. Firstly, you never find out at any stage what caused this post apocalyptic world. Was it global warming? War? No idea... there is no reference to it at all. Even when the dad has flashbacks, to when things started to go wrong, all you really see him is him talking to his wife saying we can get through this. I dunno, i found it really lame that you never find out what happened.
Another thing I didnt like is that there is no main scriptline. Other than just to find food. The heroes just go from area to area, escaping cannibals, and contemplating suicide and looking for food. Although on the face of it this sounds really good, it kinda gets old after about 30 minutes of this, let alone 1 hr 30 mins of it (i am not joking the whole film is like this).
Anyway, this film is more about the social stresses put on society. Towards the end, the little boy starts to almost rebuild society in small ways, by helping people, but it really is too little too late, and the acting is not brilliant from the child in the film (not blaming the actor, but his arguments don't hold "water".
Anyway, there are a few cool bits in this film, I just find the way there are canibals everywhere kinda cool, but most of the time they must be really stupid, because all the heroes have to do is hide behind a tree/under a rock and they seem to have escaped...
Anyway, I wasn't a big fan of this film, not one to watch really, as there is no overall plot, and the lack of explanation of various parts of the film really ruins it (for example the heroes find a random underground bunker full of food, but obviously the owner had other things to do in a post apocalyptic world other than hide in a magnificiant underground bunker he spent loads on to build???)
Summary: Not the best film