In a gloomy post-apocalyptic world, a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) struggle to survive a number of years after an unspecified, devastating cataclysm which destroyed civilisation, killed all plant and animal life, and concealing the sun; while the only remnants of mankind that remain alive are reduced to scavenging or cannibalism. What will they do when they encounter a group of cannibals?
The premise of this movie is the post-apocalyptic future, and the survivors of this end-of-the-world period has only one thing on their mind, which is to survive!
And to that effect, the writers and director has brilliantly managed to convey that message in the most terrifying effect ever for me.
Watching this, the film looked so bleak and depressing, but it draws you as you’re hoping that the father-son character in the movie would pull through.
It’s either kill or be killed situation, with cannibals hot on their heels.
Based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy of the same name, this is a must watch if you’re into such apocalyptic movie genre.