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
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
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.