Monday, August 16, 2010
The Book of Eli (2010)
Determined to salvage a sacred text in order to protect humanity, Eli (Denzel Washington) goes on a quest across the country in this action-packed sci-fi adventure. Meanwhile, a blind woman named Claudia (Jennifer Beals) tries to protect her daughter, Solara (Mila Kunis). It seems that tyrannical town bully Carnegie (Gary Oldman) has taken a shine to the girl. Directed by the Hughes brothers, the film co-stars Ray Stevenson.
The ending I feel will leave the audience satisfied. The story has a deeper meaning than most people are willing to see. The action is just right, Denzel is at the top of his game. All in all, its a film you may have to watch for the second time to get the jest of the story. Nice job from the Hughes Brothers
I liked the dramatic imagery and music that set the mood for most of the film. Also, the first fight scene particularly, which shows dueling shadows was an original way of portraying an action sequence (I haven't seen many shot like that and I give the makers kudos). Gary Oldman is great in playing his rough, dirty and crazy self. Meg is hot when she's trashed out. Regarding religion, it's paralleled with how Legion is the evangelical's wet dream. The Book of Eli is kind of like that for Southern Baptists. I thought it was a cool movie, especially if you like end of the world stories, but you know it's a bad mofo against the world. He's probably an old testament fan from how he simultaneously hugs and shanks the first guy.