The Book of Eli...

I went to the cinema last night for a late showing of The Book of Eli. The synopsis looked hopeful; it seemed to have, in post-apocalyptic terms, what The Road lacked. The two films share the same territory, even the journey that has them needing to keep on heading towards 'the ocean'. But, whilst there were promising scenes, especially with the seemingly unlikely parts played by Michael Gambon and Frances De La Tour, it was, on the whole, a bit of a stinker; cheap, uncredible, hokie and clumsy. And most of the script was badly written, although the plot, in different hands, and with different direction, could have worked. As it is this film amounts to is nothing more than Christian propaganda. The American right will love it. Guardian review here.

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