[This] grocery-store survival drama, dominated by Marcia Gay Harden as a shrill fundamentalist, serves as a crude but effective allegory for post-9/11 America.
LOL!! Allegory? for post-9/11 America? I think it plays more on the primitive mind of man and his reactions to being forced and scared into a situation of possible death and lack of civilized community. Very related to the book "Lord of the Flies." I don't really think it has much to do with terrorist attacks on a nation (which could be the creatures but far fetched) and if anything the attacks brought us together in a positive way (excluding President Bush_WACKED) instead of tearing at the very thread of humanity as **SPOILER** when they kill the boy for being part of the military.
Mar 29 - 02:33 PM
You = right
Dec 6 - 11:51 PM
You are absolutely right. And, by the way, the movie is based on a novella published by Stephen King in 1985, way before the 9/11... therefore how could it be called an allegory for post-9/11 America?
Apr 25 - 06:07 PM
I thought the movie was more about paranoia and when people are scared and don't know what's going on-they go to whoever for clarity, even crazy people.
Sep 23 - 05:22 PM