- Sep 28, 2010
- Reaction score
Went to see "The Way Back" and then after doing even just a small amount of research, I have concluded that not only the movie, but the entire story is bullshit. There is no way these guys could have survived a journey of this duration under these conditions. On this basis and after reading some similar reviews of the book, I am not going to read the book. Also as far as the movie goes, in addition to being terminally boring (it makes "The Road" look hilarious by comparison), the physical appearance of the actors is ridiculous. If the producers wanted to make this even remotely realistic, the actors should have been forced to starve themselves, much like Christian Bale did for "The Machinist" or even Tom Hanks did for (can't remember the title; played Fed Ex guy stranded on an island). These guys are way too robust looking. Only Colin Farrell did a job of dropping some weight and Ed Harris looks a little gaunt but he always does. Overall, the movie is a bunch of horseshit, period.