Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book of Eli

I don't watch a lot of movies, but this is one that I was interested in from the first time I saw the trailer. Denzel Washington plays a survivor in a post apocalyptic world. I'm not sure why these type of movies have such an appeal to me, but I always am fascinated by them. What makes this movie unique, is that he is a devout follower of God, who is on a mission to take the last surviving bible to "the west" where it will help rebuild society.

On his journey he encounters, and kills, a lot of people. The primary villain is someone who seeks the bible as a weapon to control the "weak minded" and is very brutal towards anyone who crosses him. The movie is violent, but not gory and contains a language at times.

Overall I really enjoyed The Book of Eli. The bible is treated with respect in this film and the main character and the main villain both value it highly, although for different reasons. This movie is not without its faults, there were a few things that are simply beyond my willing suspension of belief, but they did not detract from my enjoyment of the film.

Joel

1 comment:

Helen said...

I liked this movie too. It reminded me of the importance of hiding God's word in my heart. I was inspired by Eli's memorization of the entire Bible because he read it daily and committed to keep it in his memory.