The Book of Eli Movie Review

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The Book of Eli

With December 21st 2012 (speculated date at which the world ends) coming closer, and the amount of post-apocalyptic films coming out, some avid movie viewers might already be jaded with these types of films by now. This movie directed by the Hughes Brothers, shows a clear and accurate depiction of the power of the Bible in broken times. The Book of Eli is not your average post-apocalyptic film. From the melodic soundtrack, to the astonishing performance delivered by Denzel Washington, “The Book of Eli” is certainly a must watch! The Plot of the movie is carefully crafted, and it is easy to tell that the directors and producers all took their time before putting together this intricate plot. “The Book of Eli” takes place several years after a nuclear holocaust. The lone man named Eli (played by Denzel Washington) wanders the desert nuclear wasteland, living on what he can find and disposing of any marauders who give him any problems. After traveling west for a few years Eli arrives in a small town. Eli comes to the attention of the town’s leader named Carnegie after killing several attackers in the local bar. Carnegie sends the attractive Solara (Played by Mila Kunis) to seduce Eli and to try to convince him to stay, seeing that Eli has an enormous amount of combat skills. Carnegie later learns that Eli has one of the last known copies of the Bible; which determines Carnegie to obtain this book at all costs. Eli survives Carnegies attempt to kill him and then heads back out into the wasteland while being followed by a curious Solara. From Eli she learns that it is the world’s last remaining Bible. It has the power to bring civilization back together and give humanity faith and hope; however Carnegie wants to use the book bolster his control and brainwash people who were born after the nuclear…...

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