We Recommend: The Road (Film)
Directed by John Hillcoat and starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee
The Road is based on Cormac McCarthy’s book of the same name. It chronicles a man and his son struggling to survive in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Viggo Mortensen masterfully plays a man who’s hope for humanity lies in teaching his son to “carry the fire” of goodness to the new civilization that will rise from the ashes of the apocalypse. This film tugs at your heartstrings by portraying a man’s deep love for his son in times of chrisis. The film also raises a deep ethical question: how far would you go to survive?
-Andrew Naquin, Student Library Assistant