The trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road is out, and I'm not feeling it. I realize this is just a trailer designed to lure people into the theater in large numbers, but it feels all wrong. Way too many Roland Emmerich-ish special effects and too much apocalyptic-action music and cutting.
The movie I envisioned in my head while reading the book is a lot quieter and smaller, in a way. This thing makes me think of Mel Gibson and Mad Max.
Also, Charlize Theron's role as The Wife seems to have been greatly expanded to justify her casting. It's not that I don't expect them to change a few things, but this trailer doesn't capture the tone and mood the book imparts from the very first page. I'm officially ratcheting my expectations down a few notches.