In the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, Viggo Mortensen stars as a man coping emotionally and physically in a post-apocalyptic world and trying to defend his family. The book uses an apocalyptic scenario as a way to meditate on themes of humanity and the effect is stirring.
I don't know if it's the marketing campaign or if this is the route the entire movie is taking, but I'm surprised this trailer makes The Road look more like an action-packed thriller (hello War of the Worlds 2.0), rather than a solemn journey into our worst nightmare. Either way, it looks extremely creepy. The Road is released on January 28 and also stars Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce. Check out the trailer.