Take a wild guess which category The Book of Eli falls under? Seriously, what’s with American cinema’s recent fetish of making barren end-of-the-world flicks? Looking at parts of The Road, 2012 and now this, I’m starting to think the Hollywood suits need some new ideas.People looking to escape Oscar-heavy movies, may very well scurry to this faux-action trash. Which puts Denzel Washington (watch it dude, your career is slowly losing credibility a la Nicolas Cage), on Earth 30 years after a “storm” wiped everything out.
He’s heading “west” to take a precious book… where? West? What the hell is that? Some small-town baddie (Gary Oldman) wants the book for himself so he can become a God-like figure, having everyone bow at his feet. (PS, why are a lot of the main villains in films today skinny little pussies? I love me some Gary Oldman, but the dude is not physically intimidating.)Oh and that ending? Pretty cool until you put roughly 13 seconds of thought into it. Moving on. D