“In a moment, the world changed forever.”
- The Road
When I first saw the trailer, it really looked more like an action type movie – it looked like another interesting survival type of film. Now that I’ve seen it, I would say the trailer is very well done and put together – it really captured my attention.
Though, the film itself really was more of a drama type of movie to me. It was a bit slow – it went back and forth between drama type scenes and actions scenes. Though, I would say the majority of the film was in the drama category.
From the trailer, it looks like a linear type of movie – just dealing with the present. However, the film actually goes back and forth from the past to the present and vice versa. I didn’t really expect this kind of format from viewing the trailer.
Regarding the action scenes, some of them were quite shocking – I definitely was not prepared for some of them. I don’t want to spoil it for you but let’s just say some of the scenes were inhumane in nature.
Along the journey, you find out more about the main characters – their past and struggles. And, you also find out how they got into this situation in the first place. Though, the “how” is not described in much detail.
I think this film has a good story – it definitely had its moments. Though, I feel it just wasn’t executed well – it could have been done better.
Instead of an action type of film, it ended up being more of a drama type movie. The majority of the film was filled with drama type scenes – there were very few action scenes.
Overall, this film just didn’t do it for me – it felt too slow. I think it could have been done better if there were more action type of scenes – it had a good story. Though, the fact that it dragged for me was a bit frustrating – it needed more momentum.
Personally, I can’t really recommend this film - it was more frustrating to watch than enjoyable. If you’ve been contemplating seeing this one, I’d say its best to pass on it.
(Note: For all the fans of the film, these are just my thoughts – it just didn’t do it for me. Though, I am interested in hearing about the book. For those who have read the book, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts. Thanks for reading!)