Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Book of Eli (2009)

Director(s): Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes. Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits.

This post-apocalyptic story with a prophet-like Washington aiming to deliver "the book" to the West coast, at first glance looks like a commentary on how religion can be abused by rulers, but then downgrades itself into preaching how Jesus Christ is your only savior, making the film worthy of Sunday school lessons. Full of predictable moments, I kept scratching my head on why in this futuristic world, compared to "the book", The DaVinci Code is easier to find. Or maybe I just missed that part.

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