The Road

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by user4, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. user4

    user4 New Member

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    Has anyone seen this? I loved it.

    The world is in ruins after some apocalyptic event. A father and his son are walking towards the coast in an attempt to head south to escape the increasingly cold, endless winter. Along the way they have to avoid gangs forced into cannibalism. Their only weapon is a pistol with 2 shots.

    Warning: Not really a happy ending. Kind of like life. Still a great story in the non traditional sense.
     
  2. M14sRock

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    I read the book. It was well written, and deeply disturbing.

    The recurring theme in books such as "Lucifer's Hammer", "One Second After" and "The Road" seems to be cannibalism.

    So few people realize that there is a 3 day supply of food in the country at any time. If the delivery systems break down, people will be VERY hungry in a very short time.

    Stock up on ammo.
     

  3. tallguy130

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    I read the book too and loved it. Really messed with my head! By the end I was only reading it during the day. Think I'll hold off on seeing it for a while, have to be in the right mood to see that one.

    Stock up on ammo indeed!
     
  4. user4

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    Cormac McCarthy also wrote No country for old men, and all the pretty horses he seems to have this recurring theme of helplessness of circumstances.
     
  5. DoyleTheDog

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    I was waiting for this movie to come out for the longest time. Only to have it not show in theaters within 50 miles of where I live.... Looks like I'll be waiting. Maybe I'll pick up the book.
     
  6. lonyaeger

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    The book was fantastic, McCarthy won a Pulitzer for it.

    Haven't seen the movie but my son did and said it was very good, but not as good as the book. Although Viggo Mortensen absolutely rocks.
     
  7. user4

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    There are other ways to see this movie...
     
  8. lonyaeger

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    Yeah, but I'd rather seen it on a Bluray player in my home or in the theater.;)
     
  9. DoyleTheDog

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    True, but I'd rather not watch a good movie on the computer. I save that for movies that I wouldn't ever bother renting.
     
  10. M14sRock

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    After reading "The Road" my wife got me "No Country for Old Men". The first half was good, but then it really fell off. Lousy ending, too. Have not read "All the Pretty Horses".
     
  11. lonyaeger

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    IMO, anything Cormac McCarthy has written is fantastic.
     
  12. M14sRock

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    I like his style, and attention to small details (such as wooden dummy rds to fill the empty chambers in The Road), but the two stories of his that I have read have been so bleak. Granted, the End Of The World and cannibalism SHOULD be bleak, but still.....
     
  13. lonyaeger

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    His style of writing is definitely an acquired taste, I'll give you that!
     
  14. user4

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    Same with the movie. Exactly
     
  15. M14sRock

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    I have not seen either movie, but The Road is on my list. I don't see very many movies.

    Theaters kinda creep me out.
     
  16. generic

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    I read the book, and then watched the movie the week after. A pretty accurate translation as far as book-to-movie goes (I'd say 80-85% accurate to the book). And probably one of the most, if not the most, realistic descriptions of the apocalypse you can read/see. Don't want to give anything away, but I liked how he wrote the ending with so much uncertainty.
     
  17. notdku

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    If a pandemic hit the massive death tolls from it are scary enough but really once the dust settles and there isn't enough people to man oil refineries, drive that oil, farm the land in mass, food supplies will wither and the people will turn pretty fast on one another.