Originally posted by LDragonFire
Originally posted by VoidHawk
Intersting film but would have been better if they'd explained what had happened. Going by the sickness of the father and a few others it hinted at
Were not allowed guns in the UK but as this film showed, your f'd without one.
The ash and assumed nuclear winter alluded to a nuclear war. They stated in the movie plant life would not grow and almost all animals and insects
died off. If this did happen what would be the point of surviving? Humans can't survive alone, and I think this was the point of the author.
It was a true doom and gloom movie that brings on real depression after watching.
But the obvious downfall of the movie for me was they found a unlooted bunker under a house, does this not allude to this being a safe area? This
bunker was filled with supplies needed to survive. They heard a dog bark and this spooked the old man to run with the kid. Would cannibals have a
dog? Would people be cannibals if they had a fully stocked bunker? They found the perfect place to be and ran like hell from it, this really bothers
me for some reason.
for those who have not watched it
here's my take on the whole dog barking and why they should not have left the bunker.
if you remember at the end when the family finds the kid and the mother says...we have been following you for a very long time...they had a dog...
it was the family's dog that he heard barking when he got freaked out and left.
if he just would have made an attempt to lay low and hide in the bunker, they would have been in great shape.
then the family would have eventually approached them.
that family was normal and they had weapons. maybe the only couple people left in that messed up scenario and probably the only people around with
oh and when the kid "saw a boy" in that one scene and his dad yelled at him and said no and stuff. i think he really did see the little boy from the
family that was following them pretty much the whole time.
but anyway. in my opinion the road is one of the most depressing movies i have ever saw, but i love it. the acting and, the story is just fantastic. i
really like it how they never really say what happened to the world. they made it seem like it changed over night.
it is in my top 10 of favorite movies.
one reason why is because a good majority of that film was shot pretty local to me. some of it was shot in braddock pa. a pittsburgh suburb. one of
the really bad areas of town. abandoned houses buildings all run down, it looks like parts of detroit but worse.
some scenes were filmed at conneaut lake amusement park. the scene at the beginning when he finds a pop in the pop machine and the kid tastes it for
the first time. was filmed in the park in a building that was damaged by a fire.
and the tunnel scene was filmed on an abandoned stretch of the PA turnpike. there is a 10 mile stretch of the turnpike thats abandoned and along that
part is 3 old tunnels, one was used in the movie, and one is owned by chip ganassi racing and he uses it for high speed runs for aerodynamic testing
of race cars. you can actually ride pedal bikes through the old tunnels, just not the one owned by ganassi because he bought it from the state and its
private property now.
edit on 27-7-2012 by dirtycrickrat because: (no reason given)
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