While watching "The Road" (2009), I had a strong feeling of similarity of the movie with Stephen King's "The stand": survivors of a terrible disaster traveling to find a better life.
Of course, the two are significantly different from several points of view, but the similarity is there.
So, is this similarity intended or not? If yes, what was the reason to use the theme?
A few more details. In both works...
- a disaster "eliminated" most people;
- of the people remained, some are good, some are bad;
- all people travel towards a better life; some of them settle;
- life is tough;
About the differences, in "The Road"...
- we do not know what was the original disaster;
- the good people do not get together, do not join forces (except the people at the end, with their children, "adopting" the boy); we still do not know if they are actually good people;
- almost all life (animals, plants insects included), not only people, was destroyed;
- even buildings and infrastructure were destroyed;
There are probably other similarities and differences, but this is what I remember now.