The Road - anyone see it?

DVad3r

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I watched this movie today and found it pretty depressing, although it was a good movie. Anyone take a guess as to what disaster occured?
 

JTsyo

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Just saw a commercial for this. Seems kind of like a Mad Max meets survival movie.

Penguin revolution?
 

nageov3t

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I loved the book, but I really can't picture it translating into a movie that wouldn't bore me to tears.
 

DVad3r

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I loved the book, but I really can't picture it translating into a movie that wouldn't bore me to tears.

I haven't read the book but what you say is true, the movie is slow paced, but it's good nevertheless and gives you a good/realistic sense of what may be if an apocalypse happened...
 

Patt

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I can't wait to get this in a local theater ... I loved the book too. We'll see when it gets here ... it shouldn't be too long.
 

StageLeft

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I have now seen this. It is as depressing as the book. I knew it would be, I really can't say why I saw it; I knew I wouldn't "enjoy" it but felt I had to after seeing the book. It is a pretty good rendition of the book, so I have to say it gave me what I expected.

The baby scene is skipped. For those who've read the book this is probably good news to your ears. And for those who haven't you will probably be able to guess what the baby scene was.
 

Gunslinger08

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Saw it a couple weeks ago. It's pretty similar to the book, with some omissions. Not an uplifting movie, but either was the book.
 

surfsatwerk

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The baby scene is skipped. For those who've read the book this is probably good news to your ears. And for those who haven't you will probably be able to guess what the baby scene was.

This is why I have not watched the movie. I "may" watch it now that I know it's not included.
 

PricklyPete

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I've read the book...good, but depressing as you mentioned. I will probably see the movie on Netflix eventually.
 

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A depressing, but good, movie. You can tell it was a budget film but it didn't hurt the quality. I don't think I caught what was going on to the planet and population. Was it in the movie and I missed it or do they explain in the book?
 

Gibsons

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I watched this movie today and found it pretty depressing, although it was a good movie. Anyone take a guess as to what disaster occured?

IIRC the book only mentioned it once, something about a few far-off flashes with some noise a second later. followed by the power going out. Sounds like nukes, but maybe meteors.
 

Codewiz

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A depressing, but good, movie. You can tell it was a budget film but it didn't hurt the quality. I don't think I caught what was going on to the planet and population. Was it in the movie and I missed it or do they explain in the book?

The book didn't explain what the event was.....
 

Patt

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I saw it the other night too. It was very well done ... much like the book, and part of the reason I enjoyed it was that it wasn't your typical feel-good-at-the-end-movie, it had some bite. Probably won't ever watch it again, but it was worth the admission.
 

purbeast0

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The film is not nearly as good as the book.

a movie is ALWAYS better than a book imo.

and this movie is very depressing. i just wish they went into a little bit more of the back story, but at the same time i liked how they let the viewer decide why everything happened.
 

K1052

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The book didn't explain what the event was.....

It's certainly possible to deduce that either a massive impact or VEI 8 event (like the Toba eruption) would be responsible. Nothing else could suspend matter in the atmosphere to block out the sun for that length of time.
 

StageLeft

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A depressing, but good, movie. You can tell it was a budget film but it didn't hurt the quality. I don't think I caught what was going on to the planet and population. Was it in the movie and I missed it or do they explain in the book?
The book was very light on details, too. The assumption was it was nuclear war but you can't be sure. The book was very myopic also and you didn't get much of an idea what else was going on.
 

anxi80

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The baby scene is skipped. For those who've read the book this is probably good news to your ears. And for those who haven't you will probably be able to guess what the baby scene was.

i read that the director actually filmed this scene but cut it out, probably because it was too gruesome. interesting to see if he puts it back in for the dvd, leaves it as an extra/deleted scene, or perhaps it'll never see the light of day.
 

surfsatwerk

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i read that the director actually filmed this scene but cut it out, probably because it was too gruesome. interesting to see if he puts it back in for the dvd, leaves it as an extra/deleted scene, or perhaps it'll never see the light of day.

I listen to books on tape at work. When the narrator got to that scene in the book I had to take out my earphones and go outside for a bit. I have never been so freaked out by a book.