Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Road, The movie or the book
I love to read, and I'm one of those people that if I enjoyed the book I will be at the movies at midnight the night before a movie based on that book comes out. I have had the opportunity to do this in various occasions. The latest opportunity I had was with The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy. The book itself can be a little tedious at times but underlies the human qualities and issues in a post-apocalyptic world where canivalism and pain are the main courses for the few survivor's left. The book for me was not a very easy read or an enjoyable one. In my opinion despite the human qualities it portrays like the survival instinct and the great love between a father and a son, it was very sad and it lack a true ending. I might be a constant optimist but I believe with all the bad things going around in the world maybe something that can bring people a little happiness and hope ought to be written instead of books that depress a person. When I went to see the movie well if the book is depressing the movie is a killer. When I read it I was sad but reading it was not as bad as seeing it. Yes I cried like a child in the company of both of my next door movie neighbors which were crying as well. It is a little different for a parent I believe to watch something like that because you put yourself in the position of the people and wonder if you would have the guts to not give up for you and for your child. In conclusion in my case I did not honestly enjoyed either the book or the movie, however I much rather read it than see it again.