The Book of Eli

From the Hughes Brothers comes The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, and Mila Kunis.

Eli is a man headed west through the apocalypse ravaged wastelands of the continental United States. His journey west has been long, estimated at over 30 years. His cargo is precious to him and is considered by many to be the cause of the apocalypse itself. As Eli goes through a small settlement, he draws the attention of the local overseer who has been searching for what Eli carries since the sky was ripped open and the sun touched the earth and will do whatever it takes to get it.

While watching The Book of Eli, I was pretty distracted by the jarring color palette and filters used to illustrate the fallout scenario of the actual movie. They were so over the top it took me a while to get past them but once I did, I grew to appreciate the nature of this apocalypse movie, with the obvious religious elements aside. If you look at it from that perspective, I find it to be a much more enjoyable movie like something akin to a Mad Max sidequest or something like that. However, there were some larger issues in regards to the story and the motivations of the villains, and the nature of the apocalypse so it isn’t above criticism.

The Book of Eli is currently available to rent on Amazon Prime.

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