If you are stuck trying to find the perfect gifts for your favorite survivalist out there, we have a couple of our favorite survival movies to help you out and stuff the stockings of your apocalyptic junkies and that are sure to get them gleaming under the tree.
“The Road” is about a father and his son trying to survive long enough to make it to a safe space in a post-apocalyptic world. The Man, played by Viggo Mortensen, and the Boy, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, experience a very realistic and probable lifestyle in a world of this nature. The Man is a very effective protector and takes as few chances as possible in order to keep his son alive. Together the Man and the Boy travel south through the United States, starting presumably in Pennsylvania. Throughout their travels, the pair endures very honest and probable situations such as weather, food, and defense.
The film is shot very well. The cinematography is simplistic and honest. The camera work excellently fits the situation the characters are currently experiencing. Whether it is a playful or calm setting, the camera work stays either static, or with minimal movement. Any intense shifts in camera or lighting styles are motivated by situation our characters are in.
We would recommend this film to any post-apocalyptic junkie or someone who would enjoy a genuine drama within a genre that is usually over saturated with action and unnecessary stunt work. The film does an excellent job developing the characters, showing the growth of the boy as he learns from his father, and depicting an accurate portrayal of how the average person would most likely experience life after the apocalypse. Gifts for your cousins Chris and Jessie, check. Read More…