I thought this movie was very solid. Your brainwashed religious fanatics will be first to tell you it is weak on the spiritual message. However, if you are open enough to accept that someone may have views that are different from your own, you might find a well made movie that is successful on more than one level. Most films that try to have a message fall painfully short, and I was impressed that though Book of Eli may have fallen short, it wasn't by too much. You can analyze the story on multiple levels. There was enough action to keep males entertained. The production and directing were top notch. The writing and dialogue was acceptable. Denzel was Denzel (think Man On Fire -almost the same character) and Gary Oldman, probably my favorite actor ever, always delivers. The point is you'll have lots to think about after the movie is over. I do not think the 'religious' message is clear at all and you could probably get away with liking it on other merits. I think the writer was creative in selecting the King James Bible and the printing press. Eli was meant to look like a modern-day prophet from God. Malcolm McDowell's character was extra lame and Solara was not believable but it's forgivable. Fun overall and I recommend it.
|8/10||nanolovesjesus@ - 78 reviews|
24.6.2010 - age: 26-35 - One reply
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