If you survive the apocalypse -- whether it be nuclear, environmental, pestilent or zombie -- don't think you're out of the woods just yet. As we see in the new film the Road, directed by John Hillcoat and based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Cormac McCarthy, making it through the initial die-off is just the beginning of your problems. In fact, the film does such a great job of showing how horrific and bleak the post-apocalypse will be -- including fantastic, gut-wrenching performances by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as a father and son trying to find a safe settlement -- that the result is a relentlessly dark movie that's easy to admire, but hard to enjoy.
See my ReThink Review of the Road below:
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