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Egan, you are showing your youth by your arrogance, I'm afraid. Don't assume that you're the only person here with an interest in movies. I'm more than twice your age so you can assume that I've seen a lot of movies (I average one a night, if I can find one) and have done for many years.
What you failed to notice is that in at least one "memorable" scene, Washington is shot at by multiple bad guys, yet never actually hit. I hated the movie because it's a BAD movie. I admire Washington, he's a great actor - loved him in Man on Fire, Unstoppable etc. but BoE is tosh from beginning to end; incoherent pap. Perhaps when you've gained greater experience, you'll see that.
One of the things scriptwriters and directors do when a disabled character has a special ability is draw direct attention to it; this because, unlike a book, we aren't privy to what the character's abilities are or are not.
CF. The tongue in cheek approach of Blind Fury (1989) the terrifying broken glass scene in Blind Terror (1971) - which is a true British classic of the genre. Then we also have Red Dragon (2002) with Emily Watson playing a blind love interest of the serial killer...
Lots of Germans put a lot of importance on Mein Kampf, but that didn't MAKE it either right or essential to life, egan. Same notation on the bible. The ONLY reason why I have gotten to know it is to refute it when dealing with people who have swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.
Oh, and I'm not particularly christianophobic - if anything, they'd better damned well be afraid of ME.
Yes Egan, I have seen it. Wasted a couple of hours of my life on it, I'm sad to say. It's been a while, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.
I'll point out again - Washington's character was guided and protected by a mysterious power... if that isn't an allegory for the supernatural, then I'm a creationist. Not to mention the time he had taken on his quest - how many years? I forget - but it seemed like a ludicrous amount of time to be wandering around in a wasteland.
If they didn't want to make it supernatural, they could have chosen another book - not the KJV, hell, Origin of Species would have been just as relevant. Perhaps we should research who financed it? That would throw a bit of light on this. Philip Pullman's movie adaptations have been tossed largely because some Xian orgs. have protested and similarly the god-awful Narnia nonsense gets big bucks from some right-wing loons. [Not to mention that the Golden Compass was a travesty to the book.]
I don't want to add spoilers so others can judge, but we both know what made Eli so "special" and there's no way that could be anything natural: and there certainly was no suggestion that he was a cyborg.
Quite Loren... Egan, the problem is with the premise. If it's blind faith, then fine - but wait - WHY the KJV? Why no some "non-religious book?" remember that this "book" was going to save the world. That was a major premise of the film!
Not only that, but look (if you'll pardon the pun) at Denzel's powers... hardly worldly are they? He's bullet proof AND can kill a guy stone dead with a single shot - without so much as stopping to aim. The guy is clearly under some supernatural direction and/or protection...
Which film were you watching?
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