The Book of Eli

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Warning: Spoiler alert (and potty-mouth) in the comments :-)

I wrote this post over a month ago but seem to have forgotten to finish it or publish it. I thought I would share the first part of the post here, and might complete it some day...

Hubs has been wanting to watch The Book of Eli for a while now, but he sold it to me all wrong.

Hubs: "Can we watch The Book of Eli?"
Wifey: "What's it about?"
Hubs: "It's a post-apocalyptic mov...."
Wifey: "No thanks."

And now I admit, I shouldn't have been so quick to dismiss it. I think it has instantly become one of my favourite movies now and I want to watch it again. I would really recommend it to... anyone!

6 comments: to “ The Book of Eli so far...


    Ahhhh! That made me laugh. And laugh. And laugh.
    (Actually I'm still laughing).

    That's exactly the sort of thing that might happen in our house :)


    Hee hee. What sort of movies does Burfit try and get you to watch? Or vice-versa?


    We saw it the other night, and I was a little disappointed. I appreciated the basic premise, but felt like there were a few things that could have been improved.

    *Disclaimer: I did fall asleep about halfway through, and missed about 20 minutes of the movie before being rudely awoken by a particularly loud fight scene. So I 'may' have missed something


    After the movie was over, I just sat there for 20 minutes going "wow". It really had a profound effect on me that's hard to describe, and it stayed with me for days/weeks after. I had to tell EVERYone about it! :-)


    I can't really think of a good example but "post-apocalyptic" is more than likely a turn me off. He's slowly learning which words to avoid :)


    Some idiot recommended The Road to me over The Book of Eli. In said movie there was a distinct lack of awesome fight-scenes and Denzel Washington. Both of which TBoE duly supplied. I have no idea how The Road was nominated for any of the awards it was.
    What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, great at the end with him being blind and all. Have a shit one anyone who hasn't seen it.