The Book of El—Movie

An other day, another post-apocalyptic movie. Now it’s Denzel Washington’s turn. The Book of Eli, written by Gary Whitta and directed by brothers Allen and Albert Hughes, stars Denzel Washington as Eli, a survivor of a war which has destroyed most of planet Earth, making his way…guess where…west, yet again. In his travels Eli outwits, out maneuvers and destroys most of the bad folk he meets along the way….until he crosses paths with Carnegie, played waaaaay over the top by Gary Oldman. (Oldman is so over the top I thought at one point he was going to scream to his henchmen the Al Pacino line, “I want Dick Tracy dead!”). Carnegie and his thugs run a very small town with an iron fist. Directly under his thumb and doing his bidding are Jennifer Beals and Mila Kunis, playing an interesting blind mother and daughter duo. It’s when Eli “escapes” the town that the movie finally shifts into high gear and is supremely entertaining and worth your time. Denzel Washington, slumming a bit, does make a convincing thinking man’s action hero. And the Twilight Zone turn would make Rod Serling proud and is what you’ll remember when you leave the theater.

2 ½ nuggets out of 4

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One Response to “The Book of El—Movie”

  1. Car Says:

    ya wasn’t to sure about this movie soundz good though

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