Critic Review - New York Times

Allen and Albert Hughes have created a plausible post-apocalyptic world.

January 15, 2010 | Comments (4)
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john h.

john hsieh

What part of this movie was "plausible". Is it the unexplained cannibals? The fact 2 people can make it to SF with one can of water or that bullets can kill Denzel? Maybe the fact Denzel can read brail? Or that we're expected to believe someone can memorize the entire New Testament by word? This was a terrible movie

May 29 - 02:57 PM

john h.

john hsieh

What part of this movie was "plausible". Is it the unexplained cannibals? The fact 2 people can make it to SF with one can of water or that bullets can kill Denzel? Maybe the fact Denzel can read brail? Or that we're expected to believe someone can memorize the entire New Testament by word? This was a terrible movie

May 29 - 02:57 PM

Frances Rhodes

Frances Rhodes

It wasn't just the New Testamwnt... it was the entire Bible he memprozed.

Aug 9 - 07:15 PM

Frances Rhodes

Frances Rhodes

It wasn't just the New Testament ... it was the entire Bible he memorized.

Aug 9 - 07:16 PM

Mike H.

Mike Hackler

It wasn't just the New Testament ... it was the entire Bible he memorized.

And it has been done by Missionaries around the world.

Plausibility is a weird thing in movies. Star Wars is completely implausible when you think about it. From explosions and sound in space to the force. Yet the world seems real (original trilogy, something I think the prequels severely lacked) and seems like it could just be out there.

The world in book of Eli is well thought out. Maybe those cannibals have nothing else to eat. Maybe they caught a virus that led to the appocolyptic world they live in that gives them a hunger for flesh. Maybe some crazy nut said, "This world sucks, lets start killing people, and then we'll eat them for shits and giggles."

Regardless, I bought into the world that was created in this movie. It felt real and functioning.

Feb 16 - 06:12 PM

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