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The Book of Eli Movie: A Christian Review
Before I watched the movie, The Book of Eli (official website), I read a few one-sentence reviews/comments about it but didn't read any full reviews or synopsis. I wanted to be as unbiased as possible. However, the previews do make it look like a remake of Mad Max.
I'll try to review without revealing too much to spoil it.
The story starts almost painstakingly slow but when the first fight scene comes, you understand this movie is going to be action packed. The movie is rated "R" mainly for the violence and a few "F"-bombs that are dropped. Obviously the writer(s) wanted to depict reality...and profuse use of profanity is reality (heard teens lately?) There are a few implied rape scenes but no private parts are even hinted.
The surprise that comes in the movie is what actually the "book of Eli" is. Typically, Hollywood would invent some fictitious, long lost book of hidden knowledge, so removed from reality as not offend. But this movie makes no qualms about what the book is -- it is the Bible, specifically the "King James Translation" (don't worry, that is revealed early on, so I didn't ruin it for you).
I don't think I can go into much more detail without giving too much away, however the plot is Eli, played by Denzel Washington as Eli is on a journey west. Eli is hiding and protecting the Bible from others who want it, to use for evil purposes.
I think I'd like to see if there is any information why Denzel Washington decided to play this role. Is Washington an avowed Christian?
Also, I'm curious how this movie is going to be received by non-Christians. Maybe I'll link to some of that a little later.
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