New Clips: The Book Of Eli & Legion

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the book of eli legion movie clips New Clips: The Book Of Eli & Legion

Are you feeling starved for a little faith-based action and adventure? Well then, you’ve come to the right place!

Today we have some clips from upcoming films The Book of Eli and Legion – two films which are based in Christian mythology and/or faith but have (surprisingly enough) courted very little controversy from the religious sector thus far. Of course, both films have also taken enough liberties (angels with machine guns anyone?) to keep them off the poo-poo lists of both religious groups and movie lovers alike. For now, at least…

If you haven’t been keeping tabs on either The Book of Eli or Legion, here are the synopses for both films:

The Book of Eli

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man (Denzel Washington) fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book (the bible?) that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis co-star as a despotic ruler and his adopted daughter.

Legion

After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity’s last line of defense when they discover the diner’s young waitress is pregnant with the messiah.

BE WARNED: These clips show enough to be considered SPOILERS to those who don’t like to see too much. Check out both films, courtesy of our friends over at Collider:

Both of these films seem fine enough in premise – but your talking to a guy who stays jaded during the January – February movie season. It’s pretty much a dumping ground for studios to unload their crap projects, and, with a scant few exceptions (last year’s Taken for example, which actually arrived late in the U.S.), everything you shell out to see in the theater is better left to DVD viewing.

Of course that’s just my opinion, and maybe The Book of Eli and Legion will be exceptions. The former is directed by The Hughes Brothers (From Hell, American Pimp) who are two of my favorite filmmakers; the latter looks to be – if nothing else – a good popcorn B-movie for a rainy matinee.

How about you – what did you think of the clips?

The Book of Eli hits theaters this Friday, January 15th, 2010

Legion will storm theaters on January 22nd, 2010

Source: Collider

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  1. I am just now getting ito The Book of Eli.
    Paul Bettany at the San Diego Comic Con talking about his senes with a Machine Gun in Legion :”THIS Is why I wanted to become an actor!”
    Very Cool.
    no matter how highbrow the actors reputation,
    They all start out with simple dreams .

  2. I’ve read some reviews on Eli, and it seems there’s really nothing new under the sun with this film. (Cool waste of 2 hours on a slow day at the dynamite factory)
    ^
    Matter of fact there’s so many illogical gaps in reasoning that its really nothing more then a Mad Max/Blade rip off with a different twist on the quest for power.
    ^
    As it seems Eli holds the last Bible on Earth. What’s the big deal you say?, well everyone that’s leftover from the apocalypes can’t read or write and they consider anyone that can a god…(Morons)
    ^
    Yikes Scoob, like he’s got the last bible on Earth, what are we going to do?!
    I ron’t rnow eeh eeh eeh eh… Time ror a Scooby Snack!

  3. eagerly waiting for both of them

  4. I’m excited to see Legion because it has some great scary moments (although I’m worried that what I saw in the uber trailer was pretty much everything) – and the Ice Cream Man and Old Lady rock. Of course, the idea of Angels battling it out is interesting. Many people have done stories about similar themes, from Neil Gaiman to the Good Book itself…so, I’m interested to see what they do.

    I’m looking forward to Eli because I adore Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington. Two great actors, and an interesting premise. Sure, it sounds like a mish-mosh of other stories…but honestly, what isn’t? What matters if the acting is good and the story holds water, and is portrayed well.

    There is no really unique story – it’s all been told one way or another. It’s just a matter of how you tell it.

  5. @ Billychic

    As a longtime writing student/practitioner I concur. It was my whole argument about Avatar. Dressing tried and true stories up in new interpretations is the best way to go sometimes.

    Just TRY sitting down and writing an “original story.” Submit it to editors, professors, publishers – whatever. Then sit back and watch them pull stories you’ve never heard of in languages you don’t even speak and tell you how “it’s been done.”

    (Bangs head against the wall)

  6. @ Billychic

    As a longtime writing student/practitioner I concur. It was my whole argument about Avatar. Dressing tried and true stories up in new interpretations is the best way to go sometimes.

    Just TRY sitting down and writing an “original story.” Submit it to editors, professors, publishers – whatever. Then sit back and watch them pull stories you’ve never heard of in languages you don’t even speak and tell you how “its been done.”

    (Bangs head against the wall)

  7. @790

    I think the movie is about the role religion and faith plays in the world/our lives. By looking at it in a unique context.

    Kind of like how The Road is about parenting, as examined in a unique context.

    Maybe see the film before you bash it TOO hard?

  8. Actually I saw Book of Eli and it was very “meh.” In fact the more I think about it, the lower my score for it drops.

    Review on Friday.

    Vic

  9. @Kofi

    Yep. That’s what I found trying to write as well. The “originality issue” carries over to all art forms to some degree or another, I think. Songs, Stories, Films, Plays…but, it’s in the telling/interpretation that we can be ourselves – and bring our own uniqueness to it.

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