‘Road’. The Viggo Mortensen movie that inspired The Last of Us

The Last of Us, the HBO series based on the PlayStation game, has left an indelible mark on millions of viewers. The first season put the finishing touch with a final moment identical to the one that many of us remember from 2013, and since we now have a long wait ahead of us while the shooting of Season 2 begins, we think that it is a good moment to recommend the movie that served. as a source of inspiration to Neil Druckmann when conceiving his most successful work.

We talk, of course, about The Highway (John Hillcoat, 2009). At that time, Viggo Mortesen He was already one of the best-known actors in the world of cinema and had also just risen to heaven thanks to his portrayal of Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, although the next few years would allow us to continue enjoying the fantastic work of the New York actor.

A desperate father and his sonmemories of a mother who is no longer present and a journey through a world devastated by some kind of cataclysm whose origin never offers an explanation. The premise is already enough to link The Last of Us to The Road, right? With a setting capable of inevitably catching us and a masterful performance by Mortensen, we believe it is one of those films that you have to see once in a lifetime.

why watch it

  • If you like The Last of Us, whether it’s the Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation or the recent HBO series with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, you’ll find endless similarities and quickly connect with their characters. Neil Druckmann has never hidden that it is one of his main sources of inspiration.
  • The cataclysm of the world and the collapse of humanity are very recurring themes, as is the presence of zombies. However, The Road approaches it without artifice and focusing on a story that simmers and revolves around a desperate man who finds a reason to fight. He has moments that leave our hearts in a fist.
  • The setting is superb and the work in terms of photography is brilliant. An absorbing and unforgettable audiovisual experience.
  • Viggo Mortensen monopolizes all the spotlights and shines with his own light throughout the entire film, and that is more than enough reason to see it.

where to see it

If you want to watch La Carretera streaming, you have it available on two subscription platforms: Amazon Prime Video and Filmin.

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