Went to the opening of Book of Eli last night to check it out. I had read the book many years ago, which was a Science Fiction Book – but as my book collection got destroyed in my last move I don’t know if I still have the original. It doesn’t seem to be available through Amazon, and for the life of me – I can’t remember the author. I do remember I read it after reading “A Canticle for Liebowitz” by Walter Miller . I read a lot of SF as a young nerd. I read a lot, period.
Great movie – better than as I recall the book, although as seemingly usual with all of Denzel’s parts – he dies in the end. Definitely some black character martyrdom going on there.
It is about faith and religion, but doesn’t dip into the morality play common to features with this premise. I give it a 5 Star, although I don’t think it’s as good as Denzel’s part in “Man on Fire” – as Eli has no flaws, unlike the character in Man on Fire who is in part exorcising his demons through his efforts to rescue the kidnapped child. As I recall in the book, his efforts result in the creation of the Church of Eli which might not have fit with modern christian PC.
Next up – is to catch Avatar in 3D. Yeah, it’s “Dances With Wolves” in the 25th Century, with noble Tarzan saving the natives…
But the 3D experience might be fun in High Definition.