The Book of Eli

I’ve just seen The Book of Eli and it is a bleak, dusty, despairing view of our future and the destiny of mankind.  Other than that, it’s a great film with lots of imagery and great acting and a sparse synthetic Gregorian chant score that hypnotizes you.

An eye for an Eli guides the good book through the valley of the shadow of death, fearing no evil for his swift blade is with him! The Book of Eli is a rich movie; rich in symbols strewn across an impoverished landscape. Denzel Washington plays Eli, walking west with the last copy of the Bible, in search of a place where this book is truly needed. Between his current location in a desert of ash and bone (the result of a war of annihilation between the civilized countries of the world) and his goal somewhere further west, lies many opportunities for choreographed violence, as audiences really enjoy stuff like that.

You can check out my full review at

The film is definitely worth a look.

Cheers for now,



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