Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Way Back (2010)

Netflix DVD over 8/3/11 and 8/5/11
So, wandering movies. There are a lot of them. They're like a spin-off of road trip movies. There is not a whole lot that goes on besides journeying, so the story has to rely on a strong backstory and engaging characters. The problem with this particular wandering movie is that the characters die off too fast and the scope of the journey is just too big. While it's incredibly impressive in theory to watch a group of men (plus Saoirse Ronan) walk from Siberia across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas to India, it's just not that interesting to watch for 2+ hours.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

New Movies in Year Three: 65

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