Posted on 1/25/10 11:03 AM
I read the novel by Cormac McCarthy and it was absolutely incredible. This film does a very nice job at capturing the strong bond between the father and son. The very end brings tears to your eyes, thanks to the awesome performance of Kodi Smit-Mcphee. In both the book and the film, there is no clear explanation as to how the world collapsed, which makes the whole experience more subjective. For instance, the book/film is about a boy and his father trying to make it to the coast and the father keeps having flashbacks of his wife (who couldn't handle living in that kind of world) and so everything is on a much more personal level. When I heard that Viggo Mortensen would be the father, I thought that he was perfect for the role and after seeing it, I was right. Viggo's portrayal of the father deserves recognition. This film is (obviously) not the warm, feel-good type but there is hope in the tragic ending.