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The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Thu May 28, 2009 9:52 pm

Denzel Washington? Post apocalypse? Im done. That's all I need to hear. Where do I buy my ticket?

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby GamePlayer » Fri May 29, 2009 7:51 am

This looks good. I love Denzel Washington and it'll be great to see Oldman in a villainous role again :)
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Liege-Killer » Fri May 29, 2009 7:35 pm

Omphalos wrote:Denzel Washington? Post apocalypse? Im done. That's all I need to hear. Where do I buy my ticket?


That article's pretty vague on plot details, but still...... hell yeah! I'm in.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:47 pm

This one seems to be approaching swiftly. These posters make it look like Eli is some sort of Jesus figure.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Seraphan » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:59 am

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Mandy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:45 am

I heard the movie is pretty bad with a dumb twist at the end. The ads still make me want to see it, but I'll probably wait for the DVD.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Freakzilla » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:42 am

My mom saw it last night. She said it was good but very slow.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:21 pm

I saw this a few days ago in Seattle. I thought it was good. There were a few breaks in plot, a few things that looks like conveinant ways out of plot holes. That chick from the 70's show played her character pretty much like she did on the program: Hot but annoying. I loved the score. I suppose in the end its a movie about the power of God and how he interacts with the faithful. It was a post-apocalypse movie that was influenced by spagetti western movies and the crusades. The plot twist at the end was right out of left field: They deceived the audience throughout the movie so that nobody would see it coming.

Still, I love Denzel Washington and will watch anything he is in, and I enjoyed this one enough to see it again.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Robspierre » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:27 pm

Took my mom to see it. We both enjoyed ourselves. Afterwords, we spent time going back over the movie and picking out the clues that had been put in concerning the twist. The clues are there, some a bit weak, but the effort was made to not "cheat" the audience. It does have a strong appeal with christians.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby SandChigger » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:08 pm

Sounds like good enough reason to wait for satellite or DVD, then.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:33 pm

PM me the clues, Rob. I didn't see a one of them.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Liege-Killer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:57 pm

Omphalos wrote:I suppose in the end its a movie about the power of God and how he interacts with the faithful.


My interest level just took a serious nosedive.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:52 pm

Yep. That's pretty much a deal-killer.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Robspierre » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:13 pm

SandChigger wrote:Yep. That's pretty much a deal-killer.



It's still worth watching. It has been a while since there was a properly done B movie. The casting is tops and it's a fun ride.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby SandChigger » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:26 am

Hmmm. Satchan or DVD. If it shows in Hitachi (where I saw Avatar) I might think about it. But no way I'm doing the Tokes for it. (Haven't been in since the last k.d. lang concert ... in 2005? :? )
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby SandRider » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:05 am

wait, hot chick from That 70s Show ?

which one ?

the tall red-head who broke my heart when she went blond,
or the mouthy short one ?

(I don't think you're talking about Debra Jo Rupp)
(but she's hot, too)
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:06 pm

Mila Kunis

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She's also the voice of Meg on Family Guy.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:07 pm

SandRider wrote:wait, hot chick from That 70s Show ?

which one ?

the tall red-head who broke my heart when she went blond,
or the mouthy short one ?

(I don't think you're talking about Debra Jo Rupp)
(but she's hot, too)


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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Himachil » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:53 pm

Definitely enjoyable... haven't got a sodding clue how to interpret the subtext though. :shock=:
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:11 pm

I finally got around to watching this on DVD, and wow, what a piece of garbage. One of the worst post-apoc movies I've seen, and quite possibly the worst thing I've ever seen Denzel Washington in. Even setting aside the obvious silliness of being able to single-handedly fight and kill a dozen opponents without breaking a sweat, or taking a bullet to the guts and then getting up and walking away (and even rowing a boat!), I just couldn't buy the basic premise of the movie. So after the big disaster, all the countless millions and millions of Bibles are destroyed with such attention to detail that only one, or maybe a few, survive? Really? Come on, really!? And if the nutcase villain really thinks religion is a useful tool for control, then why not just invent one? It's been done thousands of times before, after all.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby lotek » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:31 pm

Freakzilla wrote:Mila Kunis

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She's also the voice of Meg on Family Guy.


what what what???

Shut up Meg that's her???
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I just had to google it...
and surprise surprise; so was Lacey Chabert
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Man I really love Family Guy! And I'll never see Meg in the same light now :shock:

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:37 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:I finally got around to watching this on DVD, and wow, what a piece of garbage. One of the worst post-apoc movies I've seen, and quite possibly the worst thing I've ever seen Denzel Washington in. Even setting aside the obvious silliness of being able to single-handedly fight and kill a dozen opponents without breaking a sweat, or taking a bullet to the guts and then getting up and walking away (and even rowing a boat!), I just couldn't buy the basic premise of the movie. So after the big disaster, all the countless millions and millions of Bibles are destroyed with such attention to detail that only one, or maybe a few, survive? Really? Come on, really!? And if the nutcase villain really thinks religion is a useful tool for control, then why not just invent one? It's been done thousands of times before, after all.


C'mon. The worst? The Book of Eli compares in quality with The Day After Tomorrow?
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Robspierre » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:45 pm

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Liege-Killer wrote:I finally got around to watching this on DVD, and wow, what a piece of garbage. One of the worst post-apoc movies I've seen, and quite possibly the worst thing I've ever seen Denzel Washington in. Even setting aside the obvious silliness of being able to single-handedly fight and kill a dozen opponents without breaking a sweat, or taking a bullet to the guts and then getting up and walking away (and even rowing a boat!), I just couldn't buy the basic premise of the movie. So after the big disaster, all the countless millions and millions of Bibles are destroyed with such attention to detail that only one, or maybe a few, survive? Really? Come on, really!? And if the nutcase villain really thinks religion is a useful tool for control, then why not just invent one? It's been done thousands of times before, after all.


C'mon. The worst? The Book of Eli compares in quality with The Day After Tomorrow?


No way was it worse than Damnation Alley or Cherry 3000!

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby lotek » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:46 pm

the day after tomorrow was reaaal bad!
The Book of Eli was less boring at least :)
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Liege-Killer » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Hmmm...... yeah, I'll stand by what I said. One of the worst (not the worst) post-apoc movies I've seen. Not necessarily one of the worst three or four, but maybe one of the worst dozen or twenty or so. I'm sure there are lots of really bad ones out there, but to me this one was really bad too.

And I really can't think of any of DW's other movies that I liked less than this one.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby lotek » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm

I rewatched it last night, and it felt like when I was playing Fallout 3 :)

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:19 pm

lotek wrote:I rewatched it last night, and it felt like when I was playing Fallout 3 :)


During the opening scene when he wore that mask, I thought to myself "hey, it's Fallout 3!" :lol=: One could almost believe the resemblance was intentional. It would have been a better movie if they'd taken everything from Fallout 3, including the plot.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby lotek » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:37 pm

It's really weird, and in this case I don't believe in coincidence, so it is either an overblown homage or a blatant case of plagiarism!

And yes the scenario from Fallout3 is much better!
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Robspierre » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:54 pm

Could well be a homage. The film makes also gave a nudge and a wink to the movie "A Boy and His Dog." The had one of the films old movie posters in one of the scenes.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Freakzilla » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:37 pm

Robspierre wrote:..."A Boy and His Dog."...


Is that any good? I saw it while browsing Netflix and it looked interesting.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Omphalos » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:39 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Robspierre wrote:..."A Boy and His Dog."...


Is that any good? I saw it while browsing Netflix and it looked interesting.


Fantastic cult film. I loved it when I was a kid, and have been thinking of getting it again.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Freakzilla » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:40 am

Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Robspierre wrote:..."A Boy and His Dog."...


Is that any good? I saw it while browsing Netflix and it looked interesting.


Fantastic cult film. I loved it when I was a kid, and have been thinking of getting it again.


I'll add it to the queue, thanks.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby Robspierre » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:05 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Robspierre wrote:..."A Boy and His Dog."...


Is that any good? I saw it while browsing Netflix and it looked interesting.


Fantastic cult film. I loved it when I was a kid, and have been thinking of getting it again.



What he said. Just watched it streaming from Netflix the other day.

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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby lotek » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:51 pm

hey thanks for that one!
I'll watch it tonight ;)

Just checking the Imdb for it and surprise surprise, it has Don Johnson in it... and in the lead role!
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby SandChigger » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:12 am

SandChigger wrote:Sounds like good enough reason to wait for satellite or DVD, then.

A year and change later and it turns out I was so right to wait and not spend any extra money on this one.

Look, I like Washington and Oldman and none of the acting really stank and it was OK while I was watching it...

But as soon as it was over and the credits started rolling... after that ending... I just said, "Ugh."

Ugh. Just ugh.

I guess I'm just really not into the whole apocalypse thing. Oh well.
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Re: The Book of Eli

Postby ionah » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:16 pm

i just watched this one last week... and sometimes i was just clicking on "move forward" to skip some useless talk... I think the film was just not inspiring me enough, although i thought i would have liked it :s too bad...
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