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Terrifying & thoughtful.
The Road (DVD)
Member Name: joey92
The Road (DVD)
Advantages: I was gripped throughout by the storyline
Disadvantages: Not a light hearted movie!
This film strikes an ominous chord in you and contemplates many questions of human nature. It will leave you in a reflective and thoughtful mood and don't make the same mistake as I did of watching this right before bed as it is a little terrifying!
I was gripped from beginning to end, watching this without having read the book beforehand and without any preconceptions of what it was about.
The story follows two main characters a boy and his father through a world torn apart with humans resorting to cannibalism to survive. This film poses many deep questions about the limits of human nature and about the future of mankind. The tone is dark as the film explores potential future situations and questions of self destruction and keeping alive. This is a lawless state ravaged by an unknown cause, we presume perhaps nuclear warfare, and gangs roam fighting for survival and killing innocents to eat.
The pair have left their home and family behind, as the man's wife and boy's mother commits suicide, and they scavenge food supplies and encounter unsavoury strangers.
I would recommend this film as a thought provoking film to be discussed afterwards and don't watch this alone! It was terrifying and gripping.
This film is quite slow moving and explores the relationship between the father and the son as they struggle together. I really enjoyed this film, and I am quite hard to please for slow moving films, but I do love films which leave the viewer asking lots of questions. This is definitely not a light hearted film!
You can borrow this film off blockbuster online like I did or I believe it is widely available from shops like HMV or Play.com.
Highly recommended, give it a watch!
Summary: Terrifying and gripping