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Movie Review: Book of Eli

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To me, this story was a mix between Mad Max, Robin Hood, and an American Western.  IMDB.com describes this movie as “A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.” I would agree with that description.  It centers around a nomadic wanderer named Eli (played by Denzel Washington) roaming the post-apocalyptic country side while working his way West.  He stumbles upon a small town – or at least what serves as a town in this desolate world – that is run by the evil but somehow likeable Carnegie (played by Gary Oldman).  Carnegie is in search of a book – a special book that he thinks will allow him to rule the world – and is constantly sending road crews out to find it. Read more of this post