Back from a double feature of Book of Eli and Lovely Bones. The first is art that speaks to the soul and the second is artistry that speaks to the heart. Both are flat-out amazing. I haven't felt this satisfied coming home from the theater in a long, long time.
Also, I find myself a bit surprised that it's Lovely Bones' In-Between and not Avatar's Pandora that convinces me we're finally ready for a full-bore realization of Lovecraft's most fantastic works (Del Toro, I'm lookin' at you!).
I saw Book of Eli last night...
I thought that it was good, except for the central premise 'Oh no, they destroyed all the Bibles!'
Umm, yeah, right. Bibles are like cockroaches - there are so many copies out there that the 'last remaining copy on Earth' would be quite some time after the last remaining person on Earth had come to dust. And for every moron running around burning Bibles there would be an idiot shooting the morons who tried.... (Yes, I can think ill of both sides of this kind of silliness.)
Fun movie, but my disbelief suspenders were not up to that level of credulity.
The movie did remind me a bit of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, especially the ending, and the visuals were very nice indeed - makes me want a Fallout movie.
Eli being a prophet would not have bothered me, it was the destruction of all but one copy of the Bible that I could not buy into. Folks in the US cling too hard to their religious dogma to let me believe that could happen.
The Auld Grump