The plot of this 2010 post-apocalyptic Western directed by the Hughes siblings is quite outlandish, but it makes for a compelling movie. Eli (Denzel Washington) brings the world’s last copy of the Bible across the wasteland previously known as the United States. Every other copy was ruined after the bombs fell, perhaps for religious factors or possibly they were just convenient kindling, it’s not clear. Presumably, Eli is on an objective from God. A voice in his head informs him to take the book west. If you have actually seen “Mad Max” or shopped toilet paper during the height of the pandemic, you’re familiar with the variety of debased scavengers Eli encounters on the roadway. Luckily, he is handy with the steel and earns his keep.
Oh, did I discuss that Eli is blind? It’s a small information and only really turns up once. Maybe that isn’t notable at all, other than for the truth that Eli shoots a great deal of individuals. I have actually heard of Jesus taking the wheel, however this is a whole other type of intervention.
Despite the heroic features, “The Book of Eli” is grim. Eli shoots a hairless feline in the opening scene– since he’s hungry– and things just become worse once other individuals get involved. Gary Oldman has fun playing Expense Carnegie, the megalomaniac leader of a decrepit town and the only other individual interested in the book. Reading ends up being less of a priority when you have to worry about cannibals choosing you ‘d make a good treat.