Book of Eli

5 years ago

Saw the Book of Eli on Saturday.

The matinee was pretty empty, just the way we like it.

I thought it was a pretty good movie, but hard to rate.

If you are looking for lots of action, I would give it a 6 (lots of quiet parts in between)
If you are looking for Sci Fi I would also give it about a 6 (not really sci fi, just post-apocalyptic)

Over all I would give the movie a 7 for the story, setting and acting, interesting but not overly unique.

There is some graphic violence but it's not overly gory.

Comments (8)

  • Zankaru

    Zankaru

    5 years ago

    Im most likely going to see it on DVD, looks interesting though.

  • Stonesword

    Stonesword

    5 years ago

    In the movie the main character answers to Eli,
    but there's a scene where you get a look inside his knapsack and you see a sticker that says,
    "Hello, My name is Eli"
    So, either his name is Eli, or he just took the name.
    He later says he has a King James Version of the Bible and after starts quoting Genesis.
    So it is definately not a forgotten book/chapter of the Bible.

  • mathfreak

    mathfreak

    5 years ago

    So maybe you can settle a bet with a friend... Where do they get the title from? Is the guy named Eli or is it like a forgotten book of the Bible?

  • Stonesword

    Stonesword

    5 years ago

    Well, I'm not sure if I'll buy it on DVD or not.

  • mathfreak

    mathfreak

    5 years ago

    Sounds like you weren't overly impressed.

  • monopoly_j

    monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

    5 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

  • lefty

    lefty

    5 years ago

    The gore was pretty interesting because it was mostly in shadows unless it was by gun and in that case it was mostly "oh I fell" so when the shit hit the fan you'd see limbs flying but it wasn't to the degree of desensitization.

    I think Eli is going to be the next 6th Sense. Pretty awesome/unexpected twist at the end.

  • ringo6483

    ringo6483

    5 years ago

    My boyfriend saw it yesterday and he liked it a lot. I wasn't really in the mood for that kind of movie so I opted out... maybe I'll have to see it.