Movie Review: The Book of Eli

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An idea which continues to attract and force the directors of different genre to make film using it is, Post-apocalyptic. The Book of Eli is based on the same ground. It is an action movie, which revolves around a standalone hero who fights his way to save a sacred book, which may hold the key to saving humanity. The film is directed by Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes.

In a post-apocalyptic America, 2043, the countryside has become devastated and turned into violate wasteland. Everywhere there is scene of harshness, disguise, vain, which gives the impression that the nation has become ruined. Even in this situation, one man makes a decision and starts his mission to save his motherland by fighting against all the odds of apocalypse. Eli (Denzel Washington), a lone warrior across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America, fights to protect the sacred tomb which could hold the key to survival of the human race. He guards the Book of Eli, which answers and provides knowledge that could redeem society. So, he will not give it up lightly, as those who mess with him along the way soon discover. He is the person who brings society the knowledge that there could be the key to its redemption. The despot Carnegie (Gary Oldman) of a small, makeshift town plans to take possession of the book Eli’s guarding. Carnegie runs the desolate desert town Eli has wandered into.

So, from the plot of the story we can easily come to conclusion that this will be a dramatic, adventurous and futuristic western film. An interesting fact about the movie is that Denzel Washington performed all of his own stunts for the hand to hand fight sequences. Action and atmosphere will remain high on screen. So, here comes again a movie with lots of action sequences which attract all those who believe in apocalypse as is described in Bible.


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