MovieAddict's Movie Review of The Book of Eli

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The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli (2010)
MovieAddict - wrote on 01/26/12

In this post apocalyptic film, the world has become a lawless civilization where people must kill or be killed. The barren roads belong to gangs of cutthroats who rob and slay for water, a pair of shoes, a lighter, or just for fun. Washington plays a lone warrior named Eli, who travels with a backpack, a big knife, and a really good gun. Eli is charged with delivering his copy of a book, the very last remaining King James Version of the Bible, to a safe location on the West Coast of the United States. He stumbles into a lawless ghost town run by the villainous Carnegie (Gary Oldman) who is looking for a certain book. Yes fans, the very Book that Eli carries! Not because he's of a religious bent and wants to illuminate the minds of his minions with the glory of the Lord. He wants it because he knows the power that religion can bring to those whom control it. Jennifer Beals is Carnegie's blind wife. Ray Stevenson is Redridge, Carnegie's right-hand man and Mila Kunis is Carnegie's step-daughter Solara, the young, naive and somewhat annoying girl he reluctantly takes under his wing.

I adored the set-pieces, the action scenes are to be looked forward to and I especially loved Denzel Washington's bad ass performance.

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