Movie Review: The Book of Eli (5/5)

February 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Took my wife to the dinner and a movie last night for an early Valentine’s Date.  The dinner was at Wild Gingers on 116th Street, Fishers, Indiana.  The movie was The Book of Eli.

Quick review:  I want to see it again.

Denzel Washington is normally an awesome actor and this movie is no exception.  When we first meet him, he’s like the man with no name – doing what is necessary to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.  As we get to know him, we meet a man of extreme faith following his path with iron conviction.  He is carrying a rare book that he is willing to die to protect.

Gary Oldman (my wife believes he is the greatest actor living today) plays the antagonist, Carnegie.    An evil man, but not a comic book villian.  He needs the book that Eli carries, but for a twisted purpose.

Mila Kunis wants to escape from the clutches of Carnegie and sees Eli as hope for a better life.

See it.

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