Movies we love
I saw The Book of Eli recently. My husband told me it was going to be "an action film" which normally sends me fleeing for the hills. But the other films we wanted to see were sold out -- and it was either this, or blow off our long-overdue date night.
I thought I'd hate it, but Book of Eli was actually really good. Mercifully, it wasn't an action movie; it was a quest. Set in the post-apocalyptic future, it imagines a world where people kill each other over things that we currently throw away. (chapstik, uneaten bagels, etc) But it wasn't heavy-handed or gratuitously violent. Denzel Washington plays a refreshingly nuanced and perceptive hero on a curious mission to deliver a book.
The Book of Eli doesn't hit you over the head with Hollywood cliche, and it's so much more complex than so many films these days. I'm always impressed when a filmmaker struggles to tell a positive story without resorting to saccharine tactics.
True, I do know that having low expectations can really improve your experience of a so-so movie. But I think this one was good!
What are some of the movies that are rocking your world lately?