Year of release: 2009
Director: John Hillcoat
Writers: Cormac McCarthy (novel), Joe Penhall (screenplay)
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, etc.
This movie has a vibe similar to that of “The Book of Eli” (-) and “28 Days Later” (+), gravitating around the same issue of survival. Sometimes it’s creepy. Real creepy. But the kid, Kodi Smit-McPhee, makes the movie almost a must-see. His performance is remarkable, and his character… heartbreakingly beautiful. I only hope the world never gets that way.
Kodi Smit-McPhee 🙂
Famine, cannibalism, greyness, nothing to live for… Yes, it’s depressing.
Would I see it again? – It made its point the first time; I’m not sure I’d like to see it again.
My Rating (1 to 10): 8.5
Be aware that you cannot watch this movie and feel entertained.