Monday, 15 April 2013

The Book of Eli - Movie Review

The Book of Eli


In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book,... Written by Harry Jankel, London, England

The Book of Eli i a film set after the world has been destroyed by global warming and people. Its a story about how one man is doing the work of God to save the word of Religion. Its not quite as I've made it sound, there is a lot of violence and its mostly set on how people will do anything to survive. Quite graphic violence but not bloody. It has been filmed with a sepia filter on the camera giving it a different look to many films now but it works for the story and makes the film interesting. Denzil Washington is a brilliant actor and makes this film as otherwise could be less entertaining.

I'll give this film a 7/10, I thought it was worth a watch but it might not be everyones taste in film.

By Ryan

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