Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book of Eli

Saw this movie last night with a couple of friends, and I wasn't disappointed. One of the few movies I've seen in a theater lately that I didn't regret shelling out the dough for. I had a few issues with the way society had devolved in the post-apocalyptic world, but the story kept me interested and so did the action.
The ending left a little to be desired, too, though I really can't explain my gripes without spoiling it, so I won't.
I'd definitely recommend it, with the caveat that there are fairly strong Christian overtones throughout (if that wasn't already evident by the title of the movie and the trailers advertising it) which may not be every one's cup of tea - as indeed it wasn't for one of my friends, who said he'd felt as though he was tricked into going to church...
That said, the basic theme of the movie resonated with me - that a life dedicated to the preservation of something good in this world is not a wasted one.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Always an awesome experience when you don't leave the theatre regretting how much money you just wasted. And truly, besides New Moon, I haven't had all that many positive movie experiences lately. I guess I'm just cheap, and want something truly worthy of my dwindling bank account! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.

Mushy said...

Thanks...I've been considering going to see that one. Stay dry!

Kevin said...

Mushy, I think you'd dig it. Positive message, plenty of action - a bit gory, too, which is why I went with friends rather than my wife.