Monday, January 10, 2011

Come Monday...The Book of Eli

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

As it was with [Avatar], I was rather reluctant to watch [The Book of Eli]. Granted, it was for different reasons, but the result of my thought process was the same.

Denzel Washington is a mysterious drifter who holds the last hope for mankind—a Bible—in a desolate future.

You see, from descriptions of the movie like the one just given, which was taken from current listing on [HBO], I had it my head that the movie was about control over the last remaining Bible in a post-apocalyptic world, and I could see where that would be going. For I was raised to believe that our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible is basically our main (if not the only) way to Him in this day and age. Moreover, it is also supposed to be our guide to living a better life in this world, which would make it a very powerful thing to possess in such desperate times.

Oh, but I was deceived. For the movie is really not about any of that.

No, I do not want to give away too much. For there may be some who have not seen it yet, and I do not want to spoil the ending for them.

Suffice to say, the ending absolutely blew me away, and if it did not have a profound effect on you, it is time to start asking more than rhetorical questions. For it is either that our Heavenly Father is not talking to you, or that you are not listening.

No, I do not mean to be condescending. Besides, most will think that I am quite mad before this is over—if not already.  For the calling of Denzel Washington’s character in the movie is quite similar to my own, and if you are not serious about wondering why you have not experienced anything like that yet, it is high time to do so.

Of course, if the thought (or something similar) crosses your mind that only a very foolish simpleton would be concerned about not hearing the voice of the Lord God Almighty ringing in their ears yet, and this does not chill you to the bone, it is time for great concern. For you just heard the witness of one the devil’s demons, which should serve as sufficient proof in and of itself that you are not alone in your thoughts, and yet, you still refuse to listen.

Speaking of such, I must admit to not wanting to hear what my favorite [BadGal] has been saying about [Sarah Palin and her Tea Partiers]. For she has been beating away on her early-warning drums for quite some time now, but I did not want to believe that our current political battles would eventually turn into bloodbaths.

Alas, I still have not been given any indication that things will get really bad anytime soon, but my head may not be completely out of the sand yet. In any event, please listen when our Heavenly Father assures you that it is all in His hands. On the other hand, if you want to believe that this world (not to mention our great nation) will last forever, you will be sorely disappointed.

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  1. I would look at your bad gals blog but I refuse to read any where music is flung unwanted at me! Although the word music might be a misnomer in this case!
    Folks who do not finish what they are saying on one page also have too much to say!

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! I am sorry that you were exposed to something other than a hooligan chant. I usually don't have any sound on when I go wandering about in cyberspace. So, I was unaware of the fact that she has her music waiting on unsuspecting innocents like yourself.

  3. I was curious to check out Eli, and if NetFlix ever streams it I might give it a viewing. I do enjoy the occasional "post-apocalypse" title, if it's done well. I've seen far too many (like 'I am legend') that are just so awful, I've lost hope that they can really do films in this genre right.

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Rob!!! In that regard, I consider it to be right up there with the Mad Max series. Even if you don't feel the same way, the last 10-15 minutes will leave you breathless.

  5. Good review of what I also considered to be a (if you can accept the term) prophetic movie. I don't know if the producers consciously considered it to be such, but I'd be surprised if the author of the story was not conscious of the message being conveyed. Then again, I may be seeing a message where none was intended...

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Boromax!!! If the impression you came away with was that having Him with us is of much greater value than the book He Authored, you saw what He wanted you to see. Of course, you may be as much of a certifiable nut-case as I may be. (LOL?)

  7. I've not seen the movie but I've never seen a Denzel Washington movie that I didn't like. I'll have to watch this one.

  8. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! It has quite a bit of graphic violence, and as a lover of domesticated animals, you will probably absolutely hate the very first scene. Nonetheless, I do believe that you will not be at all sorry for watching it.

  9. aaahhhhh adullamite doesn't understand that BadGalsRADIO means that this is a Radio Station; With a Blog ? it's okay, theres' always room for jello. anyway -

    A BIG Thanks for the linky love and glad you checked out the Movie. it's one that probably alot of people missed and even some of the watchers need to watch it several times to get the entire meaning. I found it fits my definition of a good movie easily; and puts itself into a slot on my shelf.

    when the world is asleep there are still those of us willing to wage the battle for truth to be told. hopefully one day it will reign supreme again, everywhere.

  10. Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday today 1/15/2011

  11. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear BadGal!!! Well, one needs to make allowances for Adullamite--a lot of allowances, be assured. For he is the epitome of a cantankerous old coot, and with him being a genuine born and bred Scot, he considers being a cantankerous old coot a badge of honor. I hope you have a good MLK day!


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