The Road (BLU-RAY)

The Road

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 59 Minutes

The Road and 2012 came out nearly simultaneously with the former coming after.  2012 was about the world in the midst of mass destruction.  Though unrelated, The Road is about the after effect of a mass destruction, a mass destruction of which you never get the full grasp of.

Great, a bit grainy at times but it seems intentional.  The movie is generally quiet throughout so the sound quality had to be, and is, amazingly clear.

Extended scenes, commentary, making-of.

The bonus features are generally lacking but, unless you were expecting an oddly placed gag reel, that shouldn't really come as much of a surprise.  The movie is a bit slow moving but it doesn't feel like it drags.  If you are a fan of post-Apocalyptic movies like I am, don't go in expecting this one to be an action movie, it's all drama.  The landscapes are hauntingly beautiful but it does feel that the ending just kind of happens without any warning.  The Road is depressing and leaves a lot of questions wide open, but you are able to go in just enjoying the movie itself for what it is, you will probably enjoy it.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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