The lord almighty gives many of us gifts in life. Some are called to help the homeless, abandoned children, or the sick and elderly. These people are the real heroes in the world. What if you’re mission from God was to secure the holiest book of all? That’s exactly what Denzel Washington must do in the 2010 release of “The Book of Eli.”
Written by Gary Whitta, the dialogue was appropriate for most of the film. I felt like there could have been a few more epic speeches, or conversations between Dezel and Oldman, but I was still satisfied with what I was given. It flowed fairly decent.
The acting in “Eli” was superb!! Dezel played the role of the badass bible carrier amazingly. He was humble at times, and then at times he was a guy you sure as hell don’t wanna meet in a dark alley late at night. Gary Oldman too deserves a shout-out for his magnificent portrayal of the villain in the film, he was made for this kind of evil that’s obsessed with gaining something. Sweetness all around.
The story was really original, which was a plus. I like the setting of the futuristic sense. It had elements of lots of western, a lone man wandering to a unpredictable location. I liked the biblical references and meanings, but I don’t know, it felt like something was missing from this otherwise amazing film. It needed a BAM, something to make a statement and to build upon, sadly I couldn’t find that here.
Composed by Atticus Ross, the music in this film was very unique. Ross did a great job at bringing out the absolute best in each and every scene. For this to be his first film composed, im eager to hear more of his work in the future.
Overall, “The Book of Eli” is a great film. He has a great message for all to interpret, and everyone should definitely see it. I think it’s an underrated film. Kudos go out to Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman, for two great performances in this one.
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