Don’t be fooled by the apocalyptic infernos, decimated landscapes, and roving bands of gaunt, hallow-eyed cannibals; while director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Joe Penhall’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bleak best-seller The Road
is without question one of the most grim and nightmarish survival stories ever conjured up on film, it also happens to be one of the most optimistic and hopeful. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of darkness surrounding that faint flicker of humanity -- almost enough to swallow it up entirely.
The world, as we know it, is dead. How it happened isn’t important; the only thing that matters now is survival. Into this dying wor...