I have to tell you, I’m a sucker for a good old apocalypse… the grimmer, the better! I did, however, have low expectations for The Book of Eli, particularly due to the mediocre reviews. Looks like the critics were correct — a sappy, predictable story in a dystopian world doesn’t good entertainment make. I mean, Denzel Washington is a great actor and all, but….
The story revolves around a drifter named Eli, played by the ever brooding Denzel. Whilst avoiding (ok, killing!) raiders he is lead into a warped society where the dictatorial leader (Gary Oldman) attempts to get this ‘magical’ book which Eli happens to possess. Enter Solara (the lovely Mila Kunis) who escapes with Eli to save the book and find a better world. Shooting ensues as Eli and Solara make the way across the wasteland. I want say anymore because I won’t want to spoil it for you but I will say that you do end up discovering the title of the book. It’s not that bad of a flick to watch, but only if you get it free from your local library.
The plot is thin but the graphics are darkly lovely, albeit a wee bit familiar. While watching it I couldn’t help but think… is this director a Fallout 3 fan?
And now for the desolate world of Fallout 3:
Eli by the bridge:
Fallout 3 bridge:
G4 really took it to the hilt with showing you how comfortable our pal Eli looks in the Fallout universe:
Coincidence? You decide.