I wasn’t really sure I wanted to see The Book of Eli. A post-apocalyptic story with an religious angle didn’t strike me as being my bag, but the Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman factor swung it for me. It’s not as depressing as I thought it would be, and certainly not as preachy as it sounds.
Denzel does the tough good guy with an edge really well. Gary Oldman is always an excellent bad guy. The scenes with Frances de la Tour and Michael Gambon were amusing. I didn’t realize Mila Kunis, the female lead, is Meg Griffin from Family Guy. How cool is that?
Altogether it worked pretty well.
PS. To the lady 2 rows behind me who spent the whole film talking on her phone and kissing teeth… Learn some manners.
PPS. To the group of guys in the car next to me at the traffic lights, honking their horn and blowing kisses at me… You made me laugh out loud. Nice one.