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Old 01-16-2018, 6:54 PM
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Thoughts on this movie? Interesting in some parts for sure...
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Old 01-16-2018, 8:49 PM
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Interesting movie but pretty big stretch as far as reality goes. I'd personally rather have a set of "Engineering Mechanics" Static & Dynamic by Timoshenko before I'd go for the KJ bible.
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I read that book before I watched the movie, book is unbelievably good. Move did a pretty good job.
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Old 01-16-2018, 9:35 PM
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Movie is good but depressing. Hard to watch more than once.
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Most realistic post shtf movie I've seen.
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Most realistic post shtf movie I've seen.
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Viggo has been doing some fun ones.
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We bought it, watched it, gave it away. No hope, too depressing.
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GUESS what has two thumbs and bought a reloading press, AND components for 2 calibers soon after seeing this movie, and has not run out of any of 3 calibers (not reloading 22lr) since seeing it?

Guess who is not needing to buy ammo for years to come in a pinko-commie state based on control, because it's BEEN stocked?

The best part is since reloading started in my home, we never had an ammo shortage, and when people were complaining about ammo shelves being empty, we had our pick of lanes at the range...
and I can thank this movie for making me think about that what-if scenario.
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Book is awesome. Movies is very depressing.
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I read that book before I watched the movie, book is unbelievably good. Move did a pretty good job.
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Its a movie, nothing else. It hasn't even vaguely represented anything that has happened in past history.

Stop watching movies and start reading your history, it always repeats its self.
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I read that book before I watched the movie, book is unbelievably good. Move did a pretty good job.
The book is absurdly good. Cormac McCarthy is a hell of a writer. His novel “Blood Meridian” is the greatest of the past few generations in my opinion.
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Most realistic post shtf movie I've seen.
I stopped reading the thread here for no spoilers. I will catch it this weekend.
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I stopped reading the thread here for no spoilers. I will catch it this weekend.
If you can, read the book first! It’s a fast read...1 to 2 days max
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I liked it and more importantly it makes you reinforce your prepping mentality. I think the best parts was the suspense and the rewards they would find every now and then.
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I am always up for a good read. Based on the comments here I will certainly pick up the book.

However, I don’t know how anyone can gauge any work of fiction as being the best or most accurate portrayal of a fictitious event that has not actually happened. It is no different than suggesting that “The Day After” was the most accurate depiction of a nuclear holocaust in the United States. How the hell would anyone know that?

I don’t know what the fall of society would look like, but I will bet that it would be quite different than what people (even preppers) envision it to be.
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I don’t know what the fall of society would look like, but I will bet that it would be quite different than what people (even preppers) envision it to be.
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Great book and the movie was pretty close to it also.
They both have a permanent place in my library.
My take is that without hope there is no reason to want to go on.
The man lives for the boy. The boy IS the man's hope.
A father's love for his son.
Carrying "the fire" is the boy's hope.
Having hope is key for survival.
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My take is that without hope there is no reason to want to go on.
The man lives for the boy. The boy IS the man's hope.
A father's love for his son.
Carrying "the fire" is the boy's hope.
Having hope is key for survival.
Interesting take based on where you list your location....

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Interesting take based on where you list your location....

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
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(Except the big red/ white ones that say STOP)

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Most depressing movie ever made.
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Neither the book nor the movie showed or described what caused the end of civilization. It was left up to the viewer/reader to decide how or what may have caused it.

The thing that some 'preppers' seem to miss is that the family had enough bug-in provisions to last 7 years. How many of us have enough supplies to last 7 years?

The message was that no matter how prepared you think are, you will eventually run out of food and water and have to bug out.

If the atmosphere is poisoned or sunshine is not getting through, all of your reliance on farming is going to fail and your community will eventually fail.

So hit 'The Road' Jack.
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Although I thought the film was very well done the audiobook IS truly captivating and the narrator really deserves to be noted.

Although the subject matter maybe a bit depressing having it read to you in a such a descriptive way definitely grabs you.

Here is a version of the audiobook on YouTube...( I suggest you give it 10 minutes it might not be for you.)

https://youtu.be/z_iDYFKH0nM

( I think there's several versions there and I believe they're all 100% complete.)

Robert Duvall played a great old homeless guy and was barely recognizable. I could say the same with Guy Pearce playing the veteran man with his family but I think Robert Duvall did the better acting job of the two.
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I don't pay much attention to signs.
(Except the big red/ white ones that say STOP)...
Stops signs are mere suggestions, like expiration dates...
(Here in Cali, anyway... idiots ALWAYS pull out in front of you here, w/out looking 1st.)
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Neither the book nor the movie showed or described what caused the end of civilization. It was left up to the viewer/reader to decide how or what may have caused it.

The thing that some 'preppers' seem to miss is that the family had enough bug-in provisions to last 7 years. How many of us have enough supplies to last 7 years?

The message was that no matter how prepared you think are, you will eventually run out of food and water and have to bug out.

If the atmosphere is poisoned or sunshine is not getting through, all of your reliance on farming is going to fail and your community will eventually fail.

So hit 'The Road' Jack.
They Really didn't have 7 years of food, it was a movie, not real, fiction. Prepare for things that have already happened and will happen again and leave movies to Hollywood.
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They Really didn't have 7 years of food, it was a movie, not real, fiction. Prepare for things that have already happened and will happen again and leave movies to Hollywood.


Agreed. One only has to look at what’s happening in Venezuela. You know $#!+’s real once dogs and cats disappear from the streets/neighborhoods.

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Most depressing movie ever made.


Check out “Sarah’s Key”. Not post apocalyptic; but set around WWII. IMO more depressing since, even being fictional, it’s based around historical facts.

Used to be on Netflix. Not anymore. $3.99 rental on Amazon Prime currently.


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We bought it, watched it, gave it away. No hope, too depressing.
yeah I did not like the end @ all
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Grey and depressing is the book. The movie is faithful to the book, but not strictly. The chill in the air is pervasive and the depravity of men is evident. Does show how deep and far a father will go for his son. All was lost and achieved in reaching the coast.
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Just watched the movie because of this thread. Now I'm depressed. ☹ Sad and depressing but good.
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Watched the movie. Not a fan. Given the situation, I'm pretty sure that I would have done what ever it took to "acquire" a rifle from one of those fellas.
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Why is Netflix mentioned in the title? They didn't make it.
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Why is Netflix mentioned in the title? They didn't make it.
Netflix rotates movies that stream in and out of availability. It happened to be "in" when the thread was started.
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Saw this thread so we watched it last night. Didn’t love it... too depressing I guess. But one good thing came out of it; half way through, my wife said “oh man, I hope this never happens, but good thing you have all that ammo!”
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I don't like reading but my son gave me the book to read.I got thru it fast.

I watched the movie about 3 times.
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