Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7 Days 7 Films: Day 3

The Road

This one is a bit of a lie. I'd seen it before, a long time ago, but I was drunk, and although at the time Inner Omma was screaming 'Wake up, you lush. This film's great', the bottle of wine on the table was singing, 'Drink me, oh sweet descendant of the gods'. You get where I'm going with this - Red Wine was so much more polite than Inner Omma, so she won the toss up.
 Annnnnywho, second time around, I wished I'd listened to Inner Omma, or that we three had at least come to some kind of understanding, because this film really is great. The storyline is fantastic - apocalyptic with a twist. It kept me guessing the whole way through to the somewhat poignant ending. 
Recommend it? Yep. Most definitely. I'd even suggest that if one wanted to take a short detour from one's Joss Whedon re-run, this is a worthy distraction.
If nothing else, Viggo Mortensen is always worth looking at.

4 comments:

  1. At the risk of sounding like "that" person, have you read the book?

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  2. I haven't. It's high on my list of books to read before I die. Recommend?

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    1. Very highly. It's a far more gripping experience than the film.

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