After much delay, The Road is out in theaters today. I’ve spoken volumes about the novel and I’ve been anticipating the film adaptation for some time.
While it may not be a polished and feel good holiday movie, anyone who has read Cormac McCarthy’s novel can attest to how powerful it is. There are sequences that are disturbing (those who have read the novel know of which I speak); however through it all it is a story about the love that a father has for his son.
Set upon the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic America where humanity has resorted to cannibalism and terror in order to survive after an unknown disaster.
There is no way my wife will be seeing this one with me, so I’ll be looking for a movie buddy. I’m encouraged by the early reviews and there is already Oscar talk for Viggo Mortensen going about the Interwebs. In a weekend dominated by pre-dawn blowout sales at big box retailers, football, and tryptophan induced blackouts I fear that The Road might get lost in the shuffle.