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Nailed it, TNT thank you...
Egan, young man, I'm not being ageist - I'm pointing out (as others have tried to with more patience than I can be bothered to muster) that you're an arrogant little know-it-all who has managed to miss the point completely and can't see beyond your own opinion.
Like many others here, I have a world of experience to call on that you simply haven't had the time to amass. Now, pull your head from outa your ass and smell the daisies.
This is an atheist site - people here are often deeply distrustful of any covert religious message and BoE didn't try very hard to disguise its true nature; despite the directors' attempts to water it down.
A wise man learns to listen, before he speaks... and it'll be a long time before you attain wisdom. Mark Twain once observed how his own parents had learned so much in a short time; I'll leave you to discover the quotation and figure out how it applies to you.
And you might also want to consider this interview with the directors - which proves it fairly easily. These guys don't seem to consider that God does NOT exist...
Egan, you are showing your youth by your arrogance, I'm afraid. Don't assume that you're the only person here with an interest in movies. I'm more than twice your age so you can assume that I've seen a lot of movies (I average one a night, if I can find one) and have done for many years.
What you failed to notice is that in at least one "memorable" scene, Washington is shot at by multiple bad guys, yet never actually hit. I hated the movie because it's a BAD movie. I admire Washington, he's a great actor - loved him in Man on Fire, Unstoppable etc. but BoE is tosh from beginning to end; incoherent pap. Perhaps when you've gained greater experience, you'll see that.
One of the things scriptwriters and directors do when a disabled character has a special ability is draw direct attention to it; this because, unlike a book, we aren't privy to what the character's abilities are or are not.
CF. The tongue in cheek approach of Blind Fury (1989) the terrifying broken glass scene in Blind Terror (1971) - which is a true British classic of the genre. Then we also have Red Dragon (2002) with Emily Watson playing a blind love interest of the serial killer...
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