The Road Part 4: Apocalypse
Hoo, boy. An apocalypse. What brought it on? Our money’s on that one guy with the hair leaving One Direction. No society can survive when it finds itself so suddenly directionless.
[ dog barks ]
What brought on the apocalypse?
You know, the only clue that we get in the book is
there's one line where --
It's a flashback to when the world, in theory, ended.
You see the man looking out the window with his wife.
And he hears a few low - he calls them concussion sounds.
And then a flash of light.
That's all we know.
You know, let your imagination run wild.
We kind of have to imagine that
there was something building up to it,
because when this happens,
the man starts running the tap water. It's a really cool scene.
He starts running the tap water
and he starts running the bath.
And his wife turns to him and says,
"Are you gonna take a bath?"
And he says, "No."
And you realize he knows he needs the water.
So he's turning -- He sees this and he knows.
He basically knows the world was ending.
So we kind of get this idea that something was
building up and it wasn't just this one thing that happened and everyone was like,
"What?" He kind of had this sense when it happened.
But again, not knowing what happened
makes it scarier. It's something we can't prevent.
It's something, you know, it might be happening to us right now
and we don't even know it.
When we see the movie, we kind of get the idea
that maybe it was a nuclear war.
The film kind of gives us that sense.
But we really have no idea and it kind of allows you to
basically take your absolute worst fear
and assume that that's what happened.
And that's part of what's so creepy about The Road.
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Do we know what brought on the apocalypse?
Did the man know it was coming?
How do we know?
Isn't he that villain from X-Men?