I’ve been wondering if my mini-analysis blurbs that preface the links to my reviews could potentially distract folks from actually clicking the link; they could figure, I’ve just gotten the gist of his feelings, so why bother reading more? “They,” of course, meaning the five or six people who actually come across this blog, whether voluntarily and or by chance.
Just in case that has been happening, I’m going to simply drop the links from now, with a brief sentence or two setting up the film itself. No quick fix handouts around here; not any more. Today’s review is of The Road, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s outstanding novel about a man and his son surviving together, by any means necessary, in a post-apocalyptic (a tired word, but it’s written on the back of the book itself, so whatever) America. Directed by relative newcomer John Hillcoat, and starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall and acting prodigy Kodi Smit-McPhee, who’ll next star in the unnecessary Let the Right One In remake (the short-attention-span satisfying title being Let Me In).
For my thoughts on the film (which opens on November 25), head over to: