Friday, July 23, 2010


by KM Wilsher
The Road

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?


Anonymous said...

Never even heard of it. LOL.
Love the cover, though!!

Oh, and that "Sometime. Not now." like is good!

Kat Harris said...

I haven't seen it, but I've heard a lot of people talk about The Road.

This is really sad, but I'd watch it just for Viggo.

Chris said...

I haven't seen Viggo in awhile! Actually, since Hidalgo. LOL

I saw the trailer for this one, liked it, then forgot about it and never heard of it again. I'll try and see it when it comes out on DVD.

KM Wilsher said...

Lynn ~ I like that shot too. There were several of Viggo and the boy, but this one just hit me deeper.
It's an okay movie.

Kat ~ Not Sad! Viggo's the only reason I rented and stuck with it LOL. Soulful actor, that Viggo.

Chris ~ It is on dvd :) I looooved Viggo in Hidalgo, and of LOTR. . .this one is a good performance. Worth a peek at his acting.

Lori Lundquist said...

Heard of it, haven't seen it, would watch it for Viggo, too. :-) Hope you're having a good weekend, KM!

Brandon said...

Hey KM, I haven't seen the movie, but the book was stunning and beautiful--even in the bleak apocalyptic world it paints. Cormac McCarthy wrote a masterpiece when he created this work. I wrote a review on the book on my blog a year or so ago.

Here's the link to my review: