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I’ve been wondering for ever so long why movie studios always manage to release odd films with roughly the same premise at basically the same time. Two volcano movies, two asteroid-destroys-the-Earth movies, two Victorian illusionist movies, and now – now! – two guy-wandering-through-desolate-post-apocalyptic-wasteland movies. First, The Road:

And now The Book of Eli:

I ask you, dear reader: What the dickens?


  1. What about the three (!) out right now about dead daughters haunting desperate dads? Three!

    Monday, February 1, 2010 at 00:52 | Permalink
  2. Nathan wrote:

    You should note that Eli has Gary Oldman as the villain. It doesn’t matter what the movie’s about after that – I refer anyone back to The Professional as evidence.

    Monday, February 1, 2010 at 21:17 | Permalink
  3. pjk wrote:

    Hat trick?

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 07:45 | Permalink
  4. Dave wrote:

    The Book of Eli was a martial arts revenge movie in sepia. I think at one point when Gary Oldman gets mad that Denzel has again escaped he, surrounded by his goons, shakes his fists at the sky and yells, “Get Him!!!”

    Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 00:44 | Permalink

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