We saw two films in the last two days, and they couldn't have been more different - although both were just flat excellent.
'Book of Eli' needs no introduction. But we also saw (via streaming Netflix) 'The Way We Get By,' a brilliant documentary about...well about this:
Then we saw 'Book of Eli' last night. Littlest Guy dragged us there, but after seeing it I'll say that it's a film that I was happy to see on a big screen (even though it was shot with a Red camera and the colors are deliberately skewed). And I'd say it's a film well worth going out and seeing; it works on a bunch of levels - as one of the best post-Apocyolyptic stories I've seen (and, humorously, there was a poster from 'A Boy And His Dog' in one scene) - as a straight-up action film (hence the question in the title of this post...) - and as a genuine parable about faith.
It's been shelled by a lot of the mainstream critics, and I'm honestly not sure why. See it and judge for yourself.