Sound Off: Hughes Brothers' The Book of Eli - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
January 15, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Albert and Allen Hughes, more popularly known as the Hughes Brothers, haven't made a movie since From Hell in 2001. But now they're back again, some nine years later, with a gritty post-apocalyptic action movie called The Book of Eli. But how is the movie? Is it as awesome as all the trailers make it out to be? How is Denzel Washington as the lead and Mila Kunis, too? Is the story any good or is it just bland and boring? How does it compare to The Road? What did you think? If you've seen it, sound off, leave a comment below, and let us know what you thought of The Book of Eli!
To fuel the fire, I loved it, it was so frickin' awesome. I'm a sucker for this kind of over-stylized action movie and it delivered everything I wanted it to and so much more. It kind of reminds me of Children of Men with a little bit of The Road and Road Warrior thrown in for good measure. And considering I also love those three movies, it's obvious that I would love this one, too. The story is the best part and I don't want to say too much, but I loved how it kept building to that big reveal, and the implications once you find out what's really going on were awesome. I love almost everything about The Book of Eli and can't suggest it enough!
What did you think of The Book of Eli? Great post-apocalyptic action or bland and boring?