I’m in favor of the book as well for possibly different reasons. I’m inclined to think the movie was just someone’s interpretation of the book produced to appeal to a certain audience not necessarily an actual deception of the author’s vision of the book. The book to me seems more in depth and unrestricted from censorship then did the movie, which is no surprise since movies are routinely subjected to this. The boy’s role in the movie wasn’t the best depiction of him from the book. I thought the actor looked a little too old to reflect the boy’s immaturity as described in the book. With that said I thought the book was a great read and looking forward to starting his novel “No Country For Old Men” which I thought was a far better movie.
I did not like the movie The Road as much as i liked reading the book. There were many differences between the two. The sequence of the story line is in a different order between the two. Also, there were many scenes in the movie that were not in the book. There was also a lot more dialogue in the movie compared to the book. I think that the ending in the book was a lot more emotional for me than the ending in the movie. I was more attached to the little boys character in the book. He seemed much younger in the book, and seemed more helpless.
The reason that i did not like the movie as much as the book was because the book seemed to be more in depth to me. When i visualized the book while reading it, the movie was nothing like what i was visualizing. Something that i did like about the movie was the way that the creators made the world look. All of the run down house, broken roads, forest fires, destroyed overpasses, etc. If someone wanted to watch The Road, i would tell them to read the book first, otherwise i dont think that the movie would be very appealing to them.
I kind of disagree about the movie vs the book. I watched the movie when it first came out having no idea that there was even a book first. Generally I read most books before I watch the movie just because it is always better. With this story, however, for me to have watched the movie first helped me get threw the book. What I mean by this is the way the author wrote was somewhat difficult in cases to understand who was actually talking and not trying to get confused. Not using the correct quotations and apostrophes really hung me up every now and then.