Friday, May 15, 2009

Spring Movies

Ok, so a while back I put up a post about The Road and how excited I was about it. Well, the trailer was finally released...

...and I want to retract my excitement.
Maybe I just loved the book too much but all I could see while I watched the trailer were the reasons why it's going to suck.

Let's put those reasons into a list:
#1-It explains what happens to the world via some BS global warming stupidiy.
#2-Charlize Theron is like all over this trailer and her role is so minimal in the book.
#3-It makes it seems like they are being chased by bad dudes because of who they are.
#4It just seems to downplay the journey element of the story, which is the entire point (imagine apocolypse now, without them going anywhere).

Maybe I'm wrong, and I'd be so happy to admit that. But right now I'm just dissapointed. Think I'll go read the book again. Anyone who hasn't read the book yet, go out and do it! It's the book that won Cormac McCarthy (Author of No Country For Old Men, Blood Meridian, and All the Pretty Horses) the Pulitzer prize. It's one of the best books I've read in the past few years. 

On other news, saw Star Trek last night, and it was freak'in awesome.
So that's a plus. 

Anyways, what do you guys think?
Does the trailer for The Road look good? Am I having too high of an expectation?
Did you guys like Star Trek?

1 comment:

BeccaBuns said...

star trek was freaking awesome:) i liked it alot