Plastic Bag is SO good. Love the shit out of that little movie, though I think that might be a better companion piece to The Red Balloon, but that's just me. Anyway, we survived The Road, which was decent enough. Not great, but a solid movie. I hate comparing adaptations to source material, as I feel they should stand on their own, but the book is undeniably great. It just towers over this film in every respect, and I think the movie suffers a bit in comparison. Anyway, on to The Book of Eli!
THE ROAD is a fascinating example of a movie that stays true to its material but fails anyway. As far as book to film adaptations go, it's pretty faithful, but what worked on the page just doesn't work on the screen here. Most of what made the book great was HOW it was told, not what was happening. The film needed to add its own cinematic language to reach such heights. Just didn't have it in it.