Archive for January, 2010
Denzel Washington is one part prophet, one part assassin, one part messiah, and one part ordinary, flawed person in this ground-breaking post-apocalyptic movie.
Unlike the other post-apocalypse movie this year, The Road (the most depressing movie ever, beating out Angela’s Ashes for first spot), Eli is a story of hope and the enduring human spirit. It is also a story of faith: unusual for Hollywood, the man of faith, the Bible and religion are portrayed positively in this film. Weird.
I cannot recall seeing a post-apocalypse movie that dealt with these topics in quite the same way. If Mad Max, The Postman and Waterworld were good movies, with good stories and better acting, this one would still be better.