Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Book of Eli

Honey and I just got home from seeing the highly controversial "The Book of Eli" with Denzel Washington. It wasn't a movie I really wanted to see, but there wasn't really anything else out and we love Denzel so we went. We have a pact with each other that if it's bad we will walk out and get our money back. We've done this a few times in the past, and at first I thought we were going to have to do it again.

one of those gray know no color whatsoever. I always hate those. It reminded me a little of Mad Max beyond Thunderdome. The main character, Denzel Washington, is on a mission to carry the last copy of the Bible across the country. This is after some horrible "flash" war that practically wipes everything out of existence. He comes in contact with a villain (Gary Oldman) who wants his "book" and goes to great lengths to get it. There are some great twists in the plot.

The movie is highly violent, complete with a few knife scenes that have limbs and heads flying. There is foul language and some sexuality. So I am by no means endorsing this as a good "Christian" film. But the positives in my opinion outweigh the bad. It had an interesting plot and Eli's love of the Bible and obvious devotion to the book made you want to go home and read it. In a world where most Christian films are usually sugar coated and a little too sweet, this movie could appeal to a mass audience, and actually encourage non-believers to take a second look at what we take for granted on a daily basis...our beloved Holy Bible. So decide for yourself, but I'm sorta glad I didn't walk out of the theater.

Have a blessed day.

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