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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Book of Eli

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

BOOK OF ELI

Eli -- played by Denzel Washington -- is slowly walking across the U.S. from East to the West Coast without knowing exactly where he's headed.

Nuclear bombs killed most everyone off, and those left are fighting for supplies to live.

I found watching Denzel that he delivers yet another outstanding performance as a weary blade wielder in this charred, scarred landscape of thugs, murderers, and rapists.

His mission is to carry a single solitary copy of this book to the West Coast for the big bizarre surprise twist -- you'll see for yourselves.

Sometime in the post-apocalyptic near-future, one man travels west as the protector of a book that may save the future of mankind.

Denzel Washington is Eli, a road warrior who walks alone, 30 years after "The Flash."

It's a bleak road picture with a dynamite twist ending

Watch out for the cannibals!

Book of Eli is a very heavy, labored, futuristic wasteland film.

It might be described as The Road Warrior without auto chases, or The Road without humanity.

Eli is a man of few words, a lone gun-slinger who's a mystical avenger, wandering through the country for 30 years.

He carries a Bible, from which he picks short quotes whenever he has the feeling that misfortune is coming.

The movie sometimes feels robbed bare of sensibility, imagination, and drama.

This gloom and doom end-of-the-world type of flick didn't work for me.


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