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Trailer For The Road Starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron 2009-05-14 14:00:13

Movie Preview: The Road

It must be Highly Anticipated Trailer Day today or something: First we got a glimpse of Nine, and now we have the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. The movie stars Viggo Mortensen as a man coping emotionally and physically in a post-apocalyptic world and trying to defend his family.

The book uses an apocalyptic scenario as a way to meditate on themes of humanity, and the effect is stirring. I don't know if it's the marketing campaign or if this is the route the entire movie is taking, but I'm surprised this trailer makes The Road look more like an action-packed thriller (explosions, gun fights, chase scenes, etc.) rather than a solemn journey into our worst nightmare. Either way, it looks extremely creepy.

Even though the movie won't be out until Oct. 16, one early review is calling it "the most important movie of the year." That's a big statement!

The Road also stars Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, and Guy Pearce. To watch the trailer,



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kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Hey Buzz, are you planning to do a Book Club for The Road? Because I've always wanted to the read the book, esp now with a film adaptation coming out. If you're planning to cover it, maybe I'll wait and read it then.
JessaG JessaG 8 years
Love love love this book. The movie looks amazing too. I am excited. Plus I am digging the cast. Viggo major love.
nancita nancita 8 years
Actually the sort of "action movie" feel of it isn't entirely misplaced. The book is rather suspenseful and scary, if slow and quiet. It has moments of action. The only thing that irks me is that they seem to have added in a lot of context to the story (the wife, what happened to the world), which could be fine if they do it right. But it could be very wrong. I will withhold judgment until I see it; looking forward to it. Plus, I love Viggo.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I loved this book, it was quite frightening to think that this may be a reality someday. Looks like they really beefed up the wife role for Charlize...dunno if I like that
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
the book is soo good, and the movie looks like it could be pretty great too! cant wait!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I read this book in 1 day.. could not put it down.. Extremely excited to see this in theaters especially with that cast! I've heard that they made the wife's part larger since they got Charlize which should be interesting since it was such a definite son/father story.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
ahhh the book was amazingly creepy, I can't wait to see it on film! also Viggo is a babe!
eveday eveday 8 years
I'm really looking forward to watching this movie. I absolutely love Viggo Mortensen and he always gives great performances. And the story seems to be very interesting.
ceej ceej 8 years
Apparently Heathcote had no idea about the apocalyptic effects in the trailer, they aren't in the film. Just used here as a marketing tool. I can see the point. Get people into the cinema and then they see the stark reality of the film. I was perplexed as it seems so far removed from the book and indeed from the directors style.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
now that I'm home and have speakers I watched the trailer.. I don't think its portrayed as an action movie, it looks utterly terrifying. when I read the book, my heart was pounding through most of it.
amofoz amofoz 8 years
Like Buzz said, I don't like that they make it look like a thriller. What the hell? This film doesn't need to build an audience with explosions, car chases etc., it already has one!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Finally! I was so upset it was pushed back, but at least it's in time for next Oscar season. Now I have to read the book.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
this book was utterly brilliant, as are all books by Cormac McCarthy in my opinion, and I can't wait to see this film
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