What’s not to love about this movie? The cinematography is great, the characters interesting, there’s plenty of action, some mystery, irony and cannibalism (if ya like that sort of thing). And hellooo… Denzel Washington is the star. This science fiction meets western, post apocalyptic movie kept me glued to the screen.
You find out pretty early that Eli, Washington’s character, is on a mission that involves the protection of a very important item – the last one of its kind, in fact. He’s alone, but is determined to stay on the path he was given. With all of the despair of the post apocalyptic survivors, once you find out the what, where and why of his mission, the movie gives you hope that Eli reaches his destination. Eli is one bad-ass, let me tell ya.
Oh! And there’s a twist at the end of the move that I totally didn’t expect and made me want to watch it through again.
I won’t say any more than that because I’m always afraid I’m going to give out too much information when writing reviews like this. So just go see the movie. We’ll have to wait and see for sure, but The Book of Eli will probably be on my top ten movies of 2010.
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