Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trailer Watch: The Road

Ever since reading Cormac McCarthy's harrowing story of a man and his boy trying to survive, I have been anticipating this film. While reading the story, Mortensen seemed like the perfect choice for the film's protagonist, and while I'm not familiar with Austrailian filmmaker John Hillcoat, the visuals in this trailer look just lush enough to be satisfying. The story seems jumbled a bit (Theron's character is basically a cameo in the book; there is never any explanation as to why the world has become such a wasteland in the original story), the film doesn't seem to compromise any of the book's captivating intensity.

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