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Clips From The Road Online
You'd be a fool to watch them

07 September 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: YouTube

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Five clips from The Road, have just arrived online. They're not exactly spoilerific, and it's not that they're not good, but if we were you, we wouldn't watch them anyway. Twelve whole minutes of John Hillcoat's long, long delayed, eagerly-awaited Viggo Mortensen-starring adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's brutal post-apocalyptic novel may seem tempting. But seriously, just trust us, you'll feel bad for indulging.

We have to report these things, but honestly, you'll want to just wait and see these as part of the whole movie. Look away. Go and read about Rambo 5.

...

Still here? 

Very well then, on your own head be it.

Never Killed a Man is essentially a two-hander between Viggo and Garret Dillahunt, who recently stood out in the otherwise unremarkable Last House on the Left remake, and was so great in Deadwood they let him play Jack McCall and Francis Wolcott. Here he's playing The Gang Member. 

We Did Good sees The Man (Viggo) and The Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) finding a food stash in a secret bunker and sharing an impromptu prayer for "good stuff".

He's a God is a clip of Viggo sharing a campfire with Robert Duvall (rocking a haggard Willie Nelson look), discussing offspring and the end of the world.

Bad Guys is high drama, as father and son are first attacked by starving ghouls and then have to sneak around a house to avoid its armed occupants. 

And Catch Us is a flashback giving us a look at Charlize Theron as The Wife.

The haunting score is by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who previously provided music for Hillcoat's gnarly Australian Western The Proposition (which Cave wrote), and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

The Road is finally released in the UK on January 8th, and if you're after yet more to keep you going between now and then, check out these posters for the film below.


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Let's just hope that the film is better than the book. More

Posted by ROBDOLPHIN66 at 20:15 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

THE ROAD, Cormac McCARTHY's I AM LEGEND, Genius.
I read this book years ago, i urge anyone who is fed up with zombie apocalypse stories ( except romero's original dead trilogy of course NIGHT , DAWN DAY, all fucking awesome) Read the book before you see the movie, i read it in two sittings, brilliant book, i hope the movie is as good. The Scene in the house where the father and son are searching for food is one of the most heartstopping scenes i have read in a book for years, i won't spoil it for the people who have not read the book yet. More

Posted by Horrorguru at 18:51 on 08 September 2009 | Report This Post

I just had to watch those scenes...
Once again, Viggo looks like he is about to impress me. This seems like a quality film. Watching those scenes has made the January 8th seen even further away. More

Posted by daveislost at 22:10 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post

The booked kicked my arse
Can't wait to see the film, although having a 2 year old son and another about to be born, I'm an easy target for Father and Son plots. Still, The Road is a powerful story. More

Posted by MarkFeet at 14:57 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post

I read the book having watched, and read, No Country for Old Men first (which I thoroughly enjoyed), and found this to be one of the greatest books I have ever read. I can't wait for the film - it's been a long time coming - and just hope it be at least half as good as the book More

Posted by dctuck at 14:01 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: January 8th?!?!?!
My God, I'm sick of the friggin delays for this film. I read the book months ago because I liked the look of the trailer for it and I'm stiiiiill waiting to see it. Raaaaa!!! More

Posted by captainrentboy at 10:22 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post

January 8th?!?!?!
That's too long ... I want it now! (that said, I haven't watched the clips) More

Posted by hillbillyjim at 09:03 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post


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