Book of Eli: Less Actioner than ParableAdded: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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Post-apocalyptic tale of faith: “Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it.”
You all remember the theory about the good people dying first in times of war and famine, and have probably even heard The Piano Man singing about that. It tells us that the man able to survive such times of great strife is not also normally the man with strong moral convictions. And if you are not used to steal, cheat or lie, then the arsy-versy landscape of a global event will most likely finish you off. It’s up to you if you personally subscribe to that theory, but Eli (Denzel Washington) walks into this precipice, he is just a "good" guy on a not easy mission, surrounded by post-apocalyptic baddies. There are some questions the Hughes brothers in “Book of Eli” asked of their audience, and they are actually the questions which are hard to reconcile with some moments containing gunplay within. Can Eli keep his essential godliness when tangling with the devil? Is it true that faith makes a beeline toward hip?
Denzel Washington undoubtedly brings some humanity to the movie. The power of love is sure enough a curious thing. And you don't need to be told by someone else to know that it is able to make one man sing, and another man weep. Beyond all comprehension Eli loves the book that he carries across the remains of dusty and ashen United States. He keeps carrying it with fidelity and faith, it's both his blessing and his burden. But what of this world he inhabits? Something awful has happened, and now people seem to be as scarce as they are scared. Though the world has gone to an asteroid hit, or war with itself, or maybe some other natural disaster - whatever it is, the civilization is now utterly torched. Books are harder to find than people, and so literacy has taken a great dive. We see a world where people get easily murdered for personal belongings, and you have to barter those belongings for water and food.
And yet he keeps walking – a lonely wanderer, with the only company of his book. This film by Hughes brothers looks more vibrant as compared to the bleak Road, launched in November. The whole movie is a calm and focused treat - they show the horror but somehow the calm and staid Denzel Washington feels more approachable than the scrambling and distraught Viggo.
The Hughes brothers might not give all the answers here. But they are sure asking more questions with a lively vigor.
March 9th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
|Nice Post SaM! Grt movie|
|Yea nice writeup; but the movie sucks.|
To imply that Christianity was the cause of the nuclear war and when the survivors crawled out from shelter looked for and burned every Bible they could find except the one he carried walking for 30 years is just plain stupid.
Also he gets shot for not turning over the bible; but still loses it anyway to the bad guy; yep poetic justice when the bible turns out to be written in Brail.
Yet Denzel manages to live long enough despite being treat for the gunshot to verbally dictate the bible from complete memory before dying.
Yep the movie sucks because it implies good bang bang blow things up Mad Max style and it doesn't; just Denzel's nasty awsome looonnnngggg knife... Get the point heheh...
Thanks for P2p for saving me allot of money that would have been wasted at the movie theater paying over 20-40.00 for snack goodies for the group to watch this crap....
They KNOW IT GONNA BE GOOD IF I AM GONIG TO SPEND MONEY AT A THEATER TO WATCH A MOVIE..
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