BLOG DAYS OF SUMMER
by KM Wilsher
I didn't expect to like this movie. The previews looked awesome. . .but then trailers are made to look awesome, right? I didn't hear anything about THE ROAD after it hit the big screen, and I figured that was bad news. I mean, no one even liked it enough to hate it.
Well, my mom liked it. She said, "Someone needs to redo this. This is a good movie." Does that mean she liked it?
The entire movie is about a father and son traveling in a lawless, post-apocolyptic world. That is it. In the beginning I truly warmed to their relationship, but as time, and paranoia, increased, it wasn't so enjoyable.
There were, however, some great lines!
"He lay listening to the water drip in the woods. Bedrock, this. The cold and the silence. The ashes of the late world carried on the bleak and temporal winds to and fro in the void. Carried forth and scattered and carried forth again. Everything uncoupled from its shoring. Unsupported in the ashen air. Sustained by a breath, trembling and brief. If only my heart were stone."
"Can I ask you something? he said.
Yes. Of course.
Are we going to die?
Sometime. Not now."
---I feel like Viggo Mortensen could really identify with this character that he played. I don't know Viggo, but it seems to me he is much like the role he portrayed here. I think I watched the entire movie, just to see Viggo act. If you see The Road, see it for the great lines/quotes and Viggo's performance.
So, have you seen it? What did you think?