Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We watched the post-apocalyptic The Road this week, which is available on BBC iplayer until 11.39pm on Sunday in the UK (apologies to international visitors, but I don’t think it’s available elsewhere). Here’s our greenygrey analysis.
The Road: Greenygrey Landscape
There is no sun, so it’s very greenygrey. Although most vegetation has also been lost, so it’s mostly grey. The film features a father and son trying to survive in a world where humanity is hunting each other, as there are few sources of food left.
The Road: Greenygrey Humanity
The father is very protective and paranoid, while the son is more optimistic and open. That made us think they were like us, with the son representing green, and the father grey.
Not only do humans become greyer on the outside when they age, but they often also seem to become greyer inside too. That’s not to say greyness is always a bad thing, it’s just that older people have often become used to most of the things that seem magical and enticing when young, and also wise to things that look too good to be true.
But sometimes the green tries new things that work, and takes a chance that pays off. Evolution, cycle, life.
Werewolf of Oz Free on Amazon
Talking of things that seem too good to be true, and taking chances that pay off, Grey’s amazing comedy-fantasy travel quest epic classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps is free today on Amazon Kindle. So if you watch The Road and need cheering up, it could be the book for you. Cheers.