Hey Luke just wanted you to know that i haven't seen the movie yet so
thanks...it is slightly ruined seeing as how im assuming Denszel is the
blindman? Help me out here. Have ya killed it for me?
It seems everyone fails to see the message of the movie, let alone the behind
the scenes details that went to the story. And nobody has made any comment as to
the end and the fact he was a blind man. This was a movie that really should
cause you to think "what if?".
Mila Kunis did make one contribution to the film: her large, lovely eyes as a
contrast to the blindness of her character's mother. She used them (as was
filmed) to good effect in this regard.And the ending was a true
"Aha!" moment (I didn't have it figured out despite a number of clues I can
recall now in retrospect). But I'm of two minds about the film itself -- and
that is more than can be said about a good number of the half-witted movies that
continue to be released.
Yes, Mila Kunis and her perfect makeup and subpar acting ability are a little
out of place in post-apocalyptic America...but so is humor. I don't know what
should be funny about a nuclear holocaust, so I'll disagree with Jeff on that
one. I do agree that this film never reaches its potential, but Denzel v.
Oldman is worth seeing, the visuals are great, and the twist was a genuine
surprise a la "Sixth Sense" (except for all you geniuses who will claim to have
figured it out in the first 15 minutes). It's better than Cheese-Atar, anyway.
Only one thing keeping me from ever seeing this movie, Mila Kunis. Man she's
Looks kind of interesting but there are elements to The Book Of Eli that are
holding me back from seeing it; such as Mr. Vice's review and other things. One
of the things like does look appealing is Denzel Washington squaring off against
Psycho Gary Oldman. Even if it's not enough.
it explains that in the movie
this is one i actually mostly agree with. good call jeff. it was fun to see
denzel washington murder a bunch of bad guys, but beyond that this movie really
didnt know what it wanted to be. it all didnt really come together at the end.
To put it simply, i like the idea, more than i like the finished product. they
didnt execute well enough. and Mila Kunis was miscast. I cant take her
seriously. all i hear is meg from family guy. (to whom she lends her voice). She
felt awkward along side denzel. Not a good enough actress. And i also agree with
jeff with there needed to be slightly more humor. So if i was to give anyone
advice, go see the first show of the day and only pay 4 dollars like i did this
afternoon, or wait for the blu-ray or dvd. It would barely be watchable without
Just got back from the movie and I'm so glad I hadn't read this review first.
We absolutely loved the movie. I would give it 3 or 3 1/2 stars. I feel this
is the 2nd big miss by Jeff on movie reviews this holiday. The first was
Avatar. Jeff must just be too jaded to enjoy a great movie anymore. I mean,
when is the last time you saw a movie where half the audience applauded at the
end? (Avatar, not Eli). I rarely see a movie twice but this is one that I want
don't care. I will go and see it. Want to see stuff get blown up.
Hey Jay: "A hard time believing," seems to have been and remains a difficult
problem for a lot of people. Good thing Eli' is only fanatsy.
So it is just a bible, how annoying. I was hoping for a digital archive of all
the books of humanity or something. He should just bury it in a safe place and
guard it. Oh well, better luck next time. Don't get me wrong, the bible is very
important, but I have a hard time believing that all the other copies in the
world would be gone.