/ Book of Eli
Was Eli blind?
yes. doesn't it show that really obviously at the end?
Yes but he had the hearing of a bat.
It may have been obvious at the end, but throughout the whole film he didnt act like a blind man. Very far fetched.
Watch it again. There were loads of subtle hints to it
90% silly arty garbage, 10% inspired greatness i thought.
Blind? Wasnt that the entire crux of the narrative?
Seriously though he must have been blind. Solaris offers herself to you and you refuse! You have to be blind!
> Yes but he had the hearing of a bat.
And cat-like reflexes when killing cats with a bow and arrow. The cat must have had a bell on its collar to give its location away.
I may be mistaken. But wasn't Eli in the bible blind?
> And cat-like reflexes when killing cats with a bow and arrow. The cat must have had a bell on its collar to give its location away.
Didn't he keep making dolphinesque clicking noises prior to shooting down vultures or slicing up baddies?
Aye being blind was the entire crux of the narrative indeed. When I saw it the first time, thats what hit me, but having watched it 3 times now, despite a brillant script its simply so overstretched in terms of credibility. How does a blind man fight like that? Hence my reason for questioning his blindness on my second viewing.
It is a very inspiring original film tho.I remember being very impressed when I saw it on release at the cinema.
the blind fighting thing is just an accepted part of the whole 'oooh ahhh ness', like whats in lots of kungfu films and allusions to the biblical stuff.
i thought the twist about the book being in braille was quite cool, but honestly, the rest of the film i thought was unoriginal - to the point of distraction. every little thing in it seemed to be lifted cliches from some other cult classic ranging from mad max to eraserhead. interesting story but uninterestingly told i thought.
script, agree there tho, the main narrative was engaging (tho i thought the secondary stuff was cliched spagetti western).
maybe im too cynical and should have just watched it, instead i missed the good elements by nit-picking. worth a second watch as you say.
I got bored after the girl escaped from the truck, returned to the shot up house to look for the shot hero and caught up with him walking the road West.
I guess the baddies only got the cover of the bible stuffed with some old phone directory instead and the hero made off with the contents?
What happened next?
The bible was Braille, he had read and remembered the full bible. He died......
Thanks, glad I bailed when I did; crap film
> Blind Fury!
Based on the 17th!!!! Zatoichi film. That's a lot of sequels.
Only good thing was the admission that the religion is a method of controlling people. Apart from that, pretty grim.
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