Mad Max goes Religious USA of A style!
- The Book of Eli review by CS
I have two split opinions on this film.
Firstly I feel that it is a blatant piece of Right wing American Christian propaganda. Preaching about the bible and how it can save the world. The storyline is so simple, a man carrying a book across the states and someone wants it, no guessing what the book is! There are also lots of quips about righteousness and how the Bible can change the world, but ironically some say it was the Bible that destroyed the world!
But secondly, the cinematography, direction, editing and overall acting are very well done. I love the use of colour and camera techniques in this film, it's almost very arty in a way. But on the other hand this is an all out action flick with lots of fighting and people being killed.
In essence this is Mad Max for the 22nd century, with very heavy religious overtones thrown in. If you remove all the religion, it is in fact a very good action film, but the religious overtones are so heavy and in your face, that I feel whilst this may have been a hit with the Christian movement in America, it could have flopped in Europe. If you cannot stand religious preaching give this a wide berth as it will irritate you immensely, but if you can stomach that, then it is well worth a watch just for the beautiful cinematography!
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Good performance plot slow.
- The Book of Eli review by JD
Strange plot to start with where a very unusual context is not explained initially. Having worked out where, when, how the plot then trickles along. Lots of fighting in which 1 beats 10. An amusing scene in which a house is shot to bits (not a novel trick) and a small but unexpected twist at the end is not enough to leave you dazzelled. Denzel is good of course and well casted to the character. The plot let him down.
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