After months of anticipation and speculation and disappointment, the trailer for The Road has finally been released. It’s the first time we’ve seen anything substantial from the movie.
And the trailer looks misleading as hell. They make it look like a crazy action movie with lots of suffering, suspense, and killin’. That is NOT the book, and I really don’t think that’s what the movie will be.
At least I hope not.
Looking beyond the crazy edits and dramatic music, though, there is some great footage…truly bleak and haunting. And the acting and character moments look spot on, from what I can see.
It is funny to me, though, that they go way out of their way with this trailer to imply that Charlize Theron’s character is both a) alive and well throughout the film and b) in more than one or two scenes.
I hope they don’t pull a Lord of the Rings and insert a sappy love plot where it doesn’t belong.
Even with all the problems in this trailer, I’m encouraged. I trust the talent behind the movie. Here is the trailer.