Movie Review: The Book Of Eli

A post-apocalyptic yawn about a man who must protect the last remaining copy of a holy book, The Book Of Eli sees Denzel Washington slay cannibals with finesse. Faltering immediately after the beautifully dark beginning, the Hughes brothers make Denzel talk like himself to a mouse and listen to bad music and even weep. Washington is the perfect warrior, adept with weapons and equally lethal with his bare hands. Gary Oldman talks and acts like Jack Nicholson in The Book Of Eli, has a blind concubine and wants the holy book at any cost. The holy book, by the way, has a cross on it, and old Denzel will kill anything that stands in the way of his mission. The exact opposite of Waterworld, The Book Of Eli has Denzel travel many lands before he finally sees water. The compact action scenes leave you hungry for more, and the old cannibal couple keeps your interest level up. Denzel shines in the action sequences but has an otherwise unconvincing role; a killing machine that draws strength from the Christian Bible?Β At some point, Jack, um, Gary Oldman says something about how the holy book could be used to control the weak. Ah, the moment of truth.

RATING: 1.5/5

15 Responses to “Movie Review: The Book Of Eli”

  1. April 8, 2010 at 05:25

    Old cannibal couple?? :O


  2. 3 Sam
    April 8, 2010 at 07:02

    It indeed looks like holy hell is in the offing for all movie aficionados. Going by the mediocre plot, it’s not exciting enough though the only saving grace is the presence of Denzel Washington.

    Though I am curious to see Cannibal Couple in the movie. I am confident that they are up to no good which may be hair raising. At least, I expect some bold scenes where Cannibal couple is tearing their hapless victims apart and eating their intestine or Liver! Don’t shiver, you beaver! Don’t cheer either, you queer! πŸ˜‰

    It must be at least worth watching once if not more! I mean, it would be fun slaying horny cannibals who are hellbent on satisfying their appetite for gore. πŸ˜›

    I’d grab some pop corn, a beer and enjoy Denzel go berserk on the Cannibals slaying them from coast to coast like a french toast! πŸ˜›


  3. 4 Rishu
    April 8, 2010 at 07:08

    in the end everyone finds out he’s blind… hahahaha what a laugh riot!


  4. April 8, 2010 at 07:12

    Rishu, I was trying so hard to not give the end away HAHAHA!!!

    Now you know it, guys…Denzel Washington suffers from blind faith!!!


  5. 6 Sam
    April 8, 2010 at 07:17

    Ohh so he blindly believes in slaying blind cannibals! Bloody blind faith! πŸ˜›


  6. April 8, 2010 at 07:20

    What I learned from the movie is your hands shake if you consume too much human flesh.


  7. 8 Sam
    April 8, 2010 at 07:27

    Are you sure? It’s an after effect of consumption of human flesh.


  8. 9 Poonam
    April 8, 2010 at 16:47

    The new recent comments section is a good idea. πŸ™‚


    • April 8, 2010 at 17:56

      It’s for all the cripples who knew I was in the hospital the last couple of days and chose to remain silent instead of letting the other readers know I wouldn’t be able to reply to shit comments on yesterday’s post because I had a major surgery to undergo. 300+ page views yesterday and only one man spoke up. So much for all the issues people raise around here, heh. Do read Saurin’s comments, people; they might help you grow a spine.


  9. 11 MuckerFother
    April 9, 2010 at 00:15

    Arrggghh. Mehta, Don’t BS about Mr. Gary “Fucking” Oldman. He is a sue generis, a true original. No other actor can come anywhere close to the talent this guy possesses. In fact, the only actors of the current crop that actually remind me of him are Clifton Collins Jr. (As IMDB puts it, an acting chameleon) and Crispin Glover (GOD of eccentric character portrayals).

    About the movie: I was very much impressed with Hughes Brothers take on Jack The Ripper inspired “From Hell”. IMDB classifies Book of Eli as a sci-fi/western. Now that’s something interesting. A friend of mine told me that Denzel does some martial arts in this movie, is it true? πŸ˜›


  10. July 12, 2010 at 03:19

    i really surprised with this movie’s ending


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