Eamon from Meath, 06 Jul 2010
I was in two minds about getting this film. I was hoping for the best but was prepared to be disappointed. Luckily, I enjoyed this film a lot more than I expected to. It's not a million miles from (but not quite as good as) Children of Men. Post Apocolyptic future where one man is given a task that could have serious implications for the future of mankind kind of stuff. In this one Denzel is excellent as is Mira Kunis. Gary Oldman does what he does best (plays the baddie). So overall, it's a th
The Book of Eli is hopefully better than the film.
Brian from Westmeath, 06 Jul 2010
I expected much more from this film and was looking forward to it which made my disappointment all the more. The world is bleak as befitting a post apoloyptic world and well constructed, but once we become introduced to the obsessed Gary Oldman the film takes down hill run rapidly and resorts to cheesy futuristic version of Sergio Leone without the style. This hangs on poor premise and leads up to big surprise which turns out to be obvious long before it's revealed and is not dramatic or clever
Modern day mad max (with a crucifix)
conor from Meath, 12 Jul 2010
Its a modern day mad max with a religious angle. The cast are pretty good. The fight scenes are a bit over the top with Denzel managing to avoid any attack in a very Steven Seagal-esque manner.
And then there is the twist at the end which for some may be a bit too much suspension of disbelief considering his afore mentioned survival skills.
But its a good enough action film.
Rent 'Man on Fire' for a better Denzel film though.
Gary from Dublin, 13 Aug 2010
At times the movie was a bit slow, but it told a good story of a man on a quest with the treasure of belief and knowledge in the last book of its kind. There are a couple of unexpected turns, and you're left gritting your teeth at some of the plot decisions, but overall it is worth a look. Nothing like the film "The Road", which is possibly the most depressing movie I have ever seen.
Sponsored by some Christian cult?
Kieran from Limerick, 05 Oct 2010
This one really disappointed me. I liked denzel as the one man army charater in 'Man on Fire' and hoped this would match that at least. Denzel was good but the script was terrible (must have been written by some God nut) and Gary Oldman must have serious money problems to lower himself to this. If you want to be preached at for 90mins, get this now!