Running Time: 118 Minutes
Release Date: 15-Jan-2010
One Sentence: Might be the best apocalypse movie I have ever seen.
Going into The Book Of Eli the only thing I knew about it was that Denzel Washington was in it and it looked apocalyptic. The trailers told me nothing and there seemed to be no one talking about it or know much about it. I think now it is better that way and I will try to tell you as little as possible while telling you that this is an amazing movie.
The movie is one of the best, if not the best apocalypse movie I have ever seen, it is quiet, powerful and wonderfully put together. The movie seems huge and tiny all at once, the feeling of a giant empty world and yet a story about a single man in that world doing what he must. The story is simple and amazing and a wonderful idea about what must be done in a world like this. It captured what I think the world would be like after some huge catastrophic event and it does it beautifully. I think it goes without saying that Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman are amazing in their parts, and I can find very little to fault this movie.
I think this is as the ads are saying on TV the first must see movie of the year. I loved it and I think most people will love it as well, so go to the theater and check it out as soon as you can. It is rentable from a visual effect point of view, but it is so good I think you should pay the theater cost for this one anyway.