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Book of Eli Review

Posted in dead folk, Lectures, Movies, news, Old memories, Videogame with tags , , , , on 01/22/2010 by Titus

Pictured above: Awesome

The book of Eli takes place on the west coast of the post apocoylptic wasteland known now as America. Eli is the main character of the story. He carries a book that is the only of it’s kind since the War. The book holds the ability to save this wasteland and to rebuild the country, but only if it’s in the right hands. Yeah spoiler alert its a fucking bible, but like I said. Its The Last Bible in the World. They dont give much info about who we were at war with, but whoever they are they destroyed ever single bible, except that one, but because it was hidden under rubble.

The year is 2043 and Eli (whose name we find out later in the movie) has been literally asked by god to deliver the book to the location in which mankind is being restored and so is civilization. Eli, who is a complete stranger to us, is well gifted in almost every sense and in combat and firearms. So this movie insures the best action and best violence that a rated-R film can deliver. The movie is a drama/action flick that does the job right.

Much like any other post-apocalyptic world; you can see the destruction that the many nuclear winters have brought upon the landscape after the nuclear destruction to most of the world. So after many of the people who were put underground until the world was cleared, got out and started to rebuild they faced some complications such as
-Food
-Water
-Shelter
-Friends
-Family
-Money
-and much more
But this world isn’t like most of the movies, there isn’t zombies, monsters or anything out of the ordinary. It does have raiders and cannibals, but nothing mutated or horrific. So basically the movies is very down to earth in that sense of realism other than God talking, that’s just crazy.

Soon after witnessing a raping and a murder, Eli goes to a town to get his battery and ipod recharged. He sees the raiders that raped and murder that woman and her man. He goes across the street to get his canteen refilled and to deliver some holy mother of god asskicking to most of the people in the bar, because they wanted some of Eli as well. Soon the man who owns the town, Carnegie, wants to find the Bible and use it as a weapon and a force to rule over the town and many more of the people in the area. He soon discovers that Eli just killed the shit out of the guys in the bar and wanted to use Eli as a weapon of force to expand his little town, Eli denies, even when Carnegie sends his lover’s daughter, Solara, to seduce him, but as a man of god Eli denies it. Then afterward a war for the book starts.

The story is very unique, but very menial plot holes are here and there, but in order to get rid of them you have to use your mind and smarts. at first when I seen the trailer for the movie I thought to myself that it was basically Fallout the movie and I wasn’t very far from the truth. The script was written very well and that the badies of the movie were very pissed and evil that they lose a few guys just to get a book. Also Denzel also did a great job playing a religious badass. He did all his combat stunts and Eli was very loyal to the bible and did almost everything to keep it away from Carnegie and his men, who are illiterate.

The movie has some great explosions and violence, but it’s not on the gore level of Fallout or many action movies, its realistic and that’s what gives it its charm. The bleak and destroyed world is interesting and almost seems real. The movie itself has about two or three boring parts, but never stops with the intriguing dialog or Eli’s awesome ability to kick alot of ass. The ending though isn’t that bad, but almost leaves you wondering on if there should or shouldn’t be a sequel. The movie also reminded me of another post apocalyptic movie, A boy and His Dog. If you have not seen it yet and you love apocalyptic movies then you should check out both movies. I give the Book of Eli 3 1/2 cannibals out of 5.

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Avatar Review

Posted in Lectures, Movies, news, Old memories with tags , , , , , on 01/13/2010 by Titus

Over my break I seen just one of THE best movies of all time. James Cameron’s Avatar has been in the works and hyped up to be one hell of a film. Both hype and the wait paid off. With the available CGI and with the enormous amount of money given, James Cameron brought his fantastic imagination to life! Avatar, in a sick way is a furry’s wetdream. And in an awesome way, is a beautiful masterpiece that is up there in the big leagues of movies.

The Titanic was great, I will admit that Cameron did his best on it, But With Avatar…He has made me ignore that fact that it resembles Dances with Wolves and has given me a great movie to never stop watching. With movies now an’ days they’re mostly CGI and of course special effects, a great example is Transformers….which was purely just CGI crap, but with Avatar, just about everything is CGI and it’s been done professionally and beautifully. Everything from the the Marines,Navi and creatures have a certain spirit to them. The creatures are terrifying and interesting. The Navi are huge and some of their women are kinda sexy, but of course they’re suppose to look like that, James Cameron said so…in an interview. When he said that it’ll be in 3d and it will be awesome, he wasn’t shitting us, I felt like I was there in the movie watching this shit happened. Also the movie has a theme to it other than being awesome and a landmark in movie history. It has the theme of preserving wildlife and nature. Also that war is not the answer to everything and that somethings aren’t able to be moved. So that’s an Anti-War and a Nature messages in a movie.

"Hey Im the gardener, where's the tree that needs trimming?"

"Im the gardener, so uhh where's those bushes that need trimming?"

The story goes like this, crippled from waist down ex marine, Jake Sully is asked to take his brother’s place on Pandora, the planet which the story takes place. When he gets there he sees the beauty and enormous size of the machines the humans brought with them and that the Navi aren’t afraid of attacking the machines. He then meets up with Dr. Augustine, who is the leader of the Avatar program. Avatars are both Navi and Human, mixed DNA. Jake and other marines that are signed for the Avatar program are mentally linked to their own Avatars, since their avatars have their DNA.
While on a trip with Dr. Augustine in her Avatar and Norman Spellman, the dorky type that later gets jealous with Jake when he gains the Navi’s trust. Jake soon meet a very pissed off looking tiger/panther/black mamba creature, it chases him, he jumps off a water fall then he walks into the jungle meets these wolves/jackals/leathery dogs that almost kill him, but a Navi warrior, Neytiri, who is hot (dont judge me). He asks her to train him in the ways of the Navi and from then on the movie goes into a deep and great chain of events. The planet’s air is deadly to humans, except the Col. Quaritch, who can somehow can kick down an air lock door, breath the deadly air for a minute and survive. It takes 20 something seconds to become unconscious, and 4 minutes after you’ll die. Also he’s ripped to the max, and he’s 53. I added him to my list of villains that are awesome and hard to kill.

We solute you Colonel.

The 3d will make you forgive the movie for it’s very menial flaws. If you see it in 2d then your really missing out on this spectacle of cinema. Movie CGI has come along way from amazing the audience. I remember when I watched King Kong as a kid and said “Holy shite this is kickass.” then when I watched the remake of Kong I jizzed my pants and said that movie CGI couldn’t get better than this, but I was Wrong. Avatar’s story, CGI, and all the hype and mystery that I had about the movie after a lot of people seen it in Comic-con. A lot of directors take CGI for granted *cough* Micheal Bay*cough* and make a movie that is just lacking the magic that Avatar has. This movie is great and shouldn’t be passed up, it’s something that only happens once in awhile so, take some friends. Take a date, because during the movie there are a lot of scenes that tugged my heartstrings. James Cameron isn’t fucking around anymore, but then again when wasn’t he? From Terminator to Avatar, Cameron has made his mark in the Cinema community and by god he has My vote for president. I give Avatar a 5 out of 5.