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The Book of Eli

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The Book of Eli

Postby carbonstealer » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:44 am

As far as post apocalyptic films go, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. A bit of good ol' fashioned black man with a mission from God and a truly holy talent at slicing the hell out of all those desperate and hungry enough to get in his way.

I especially liked Gary Oldman's role, he always plays a good villain
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Kimra » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:10 am

I was told it was sub-par. But I love Gary Oldman, and i love Denzel Washington so I'll probably watch it one day.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby carbonstealer » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:18 am

The story seems to be shorter than it should be, even though the movie isn't that short, but all in all it is an enjoyable watch. The cinematography is pretty good as well, and you have it right on the nail with those two making it well worth the watch
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Kovvy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:16 pm

I thought the characters were unbelievable and the plot was a huge stretch.
Visually appealing, though.

Edit: I guess I was just hoping for more. Something more like A Canticle for Leibowitz.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:19 pm

It was far from perfect, but it was a lot better than I expected.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby carbonstealer » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:19 am

Really the biggest plot stretch that they made was that an iPod could last 30 years. Modern technology isn't built to last. Sure, by the looks of it, it was a classic, but even those which are undoubtably the hardiest of the lot get cracked screens by that time and those earphones last two years at the absolute maximum before they've fallen to pieces. Thirty years would be a miraculous feat indeed. Unless of course, God was protecting the earphones as well
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Kovvy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:40 pm

God got all up in that iPod like woah.

Anywayyyyy, it's been a while since I saw the movie but I remember



haha, I actually used the spoiler thing for spoilers. I feel special.

Anyway, I think I'd like to watch it again. Maybe I'm just being overcritical. I knew it was going to have religious overtones going into it, but again, I was expecting more like A Canticle for Leibowitz (anyone read that? I love that book) and less like Signs.

Man when Signs ended I wanted to punch someone in the throat.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:05 pm

I hated Signs too! And I'm like the only one of my RL friends who did!



I also have to wonder how strong someone's faith is if one tragedy is enough to make you lose faith in God forever. Or at the very least it points to a severe misunderstanding of what Christianity is if you really believe that nothing bad will happen to you if you have faith.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Kovvy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:42 pm

Amen.

Going from priest to atheist at the drop of a wife seems pretty fishy to me.
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Re: The Book of Eli

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby carbonstealer » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:39 am

I didn't see him losing any faith there.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Kimra » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:59 am

I will endevour to watch this movie over the next few days, so that I may once more read all of the forum.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Felstaff » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:04 am

Oh yes, watch it, do !

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, predominantly due to the fact it was effectively Fallout 3: The Movie (in terms of visual style). I heard about it because as a staunch collector of PC Gamer, I heard a lot (or ) about it from the editor Gary Whitta, who wrote it. (follow him on Twitter as gwhitta or garywhitta - I enjoy his tweets).

Regarding the Big Action Scene At The House On The Prairie:

Also, it turns out that
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby carbonstealer » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:23 am

It did come along a little bit suddenly, the whole implication of . Really when I look at the movie I see that hte subliminal message is that he is both of the blues brothers
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