The best action/adventure film?
Well, I don’t really know how genres work, so I asked imdb to sort my film list and there were not many under ‘Action/adventure’. Moreover, they were not really good. The best, in my opinion, out of that list, though not something that I consider to be AMAZING, just good, is The Road.
The story of a man and his son (and Guy Pearce, acting for 5 minutes with tons of make-up on!!) who wander through a post-apocalyptic, dystopic world, half-deserted, half-inhabited by people who would kill anyone for food, The Road is a very impressive film. It talks about hope and freedom (yet again), integrity, death, father-son love, but also about other, more specific themes: there are many elements of originality in the ambiguous ending, ambiguous scenes, strange sounds that might communicate something, the beautifully-achieved post-nuclear-winter landscape… it’s a film that manages to be better than the novel it’s based on, a film that leaves a mark, not only conceptually, but psychologically.
On a slightly un-related note, today I found out why I don’t watch horrors.