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The Road..

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Anyone seen it yet? Mrs. and I went last weekend on date night. I thought it was okay, but my wife blew the fountainworks as to how bleak it was. Definitely wish I had chosen Sandra Bullock instead (too sappy for wifey).
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Having read the book, I have to presume it is pretty bleak.

    Doesn't seem like something to take the Mrs. to over the holidays.
  3. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i got depressed just reading a review.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I saw a screening several weeks ago.
    I thought it was good, not great.
    Beats the hell out of 'Transformers' or 'G.I. Joe,' but that's damning with faint praise.
  5. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I found the book so unsettling (though brilliant), I'm almost afraid to see the movie.
  6. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Agree with previous poster. Good not great. Amazing that the scenery was not computer enhanced. Mt St Helens forest. Abandoned Pa highway. Neat film-making. I dunno. I read reviews of the Boy's performance, said that he was great. Only okay in my books. Duvall was great. Viggo ... okay, maybe slightly better. Not transcendent.

  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Damn and I thought this thread was going to be about The Kinks' 1988 live album:
  8. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Aside from an expansion of the role of the wife, the film was very true to the novel (which is phenomenal, but not among C.M.'s top three, imho).

    Basically, a very mature attempt at the "horror" genre.

    Agree with "good, not great."

    Beautifully shot. A photographic masterpiece. So much of what makes the novel compelling is how McCarthy delves into the father's inner, mental, psychological (whatever) life. Hard to translate that to film.

    Probably C.M.'s most bleak novel ---- and happiest ending.
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    For the love of Tebow, PLEASE do not allow this to have massive suckage!!!

    Loved the book...
  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    The book was pure poetry and one of the greatest novels ever written. With that in mind, I am expecting to be disappointed in the film. But we'll see.
  11. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Thought the book was much better than the movie. Duvall was incredible; he'll definitely be nominated for supporting. Wasn't thrilled with Viggo's performance but the kid was amazing. What a career he has ahead of him. The scenery was impressive, too.
  12. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    If only the right director would make "Blood Meridian".

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