A trailer for The Road arrives!

15 May

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A few days ago Esquire ran an a review by critic Tom Chiarella for John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post apocalyptic drama, The Road. The word then was good, and now the first trailer for the film, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron,  is now up over at Yahoo! Movies.

What do I think about it? Well, outside of the obvious marketing gimmick at the opening which attempts to make the movie look like some Roland Emmerich disaster epic, it looks pretty good. The sense of the bleak and barbaric that the book evoked is present in the cinematography and the production design.

It’s clearly going to be a visually enthralling movie, but there isn’t quite enough here to know whether or not they captured the book’s heart. Of course, that’s not something we can know until the film hits on October 18th. The movie was always going to be a hard sell, and it doesn’t look like they compromised the harder aspects of the story. So far, so good.

Check out the trailer HERE

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