Saturday 13 February 2010

The Book of Eli

Today I went to see The Book of Eli

Denzel Washington stars as a lone warrior named Eli, who fights his way across the desolate wasteland of near-future America to realize his destiny and deliver the knowledge that can bring civilization back from the brink of destruction and save the future of humanity.

I love apocalyptic movies and this one did not disappoint.

It takes place 30 or so years after nuclear war all but destroys the planet. Of course, society is in ruins as everyone is in survival mode but one man, Eli, has spent 30 years heading west with something he believes can help mankind.

It is well shot with a prevailing grey tinge to the colour, or lack of colour throughout. At times, very violent, it is not a movie that just wants to rest on a violent theme. Instead it becomes a fascinating and thoughtful film.

Denzel is amazing in the movie and he needed to be as his character carries the film.

If you are into these types of films, and heck even if you are not, this is a movie to be seen.

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

I'd be too worried about who would take care of Morgan, Byron and KC!