JT’s Redbox Picks: The Book of Eli (2010)

The Book of Eli (2010)

I’m Jake Turner, coming up Denzel Washington is a traveler with a sacred book that could resurrect the earth. In the Hughes’ Brothers post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli. Should we take a page out of this book or move on? The Redbox has the answer. If you like what you hear, then comment on the bottom or if you have a different opinion…go for it!



  1. This movie was great, until I saw The Road. Then it was just good. Nothing against this movie. It is solid in almost every aspect. When lighting is a weak point of a movie you can’t go wrong. But The Road did 1000x better with less action and 1000x better acting. Viggo could probably make a life story of a fruitfly and I’d probably love it. Book of Eli is good with action, good flow of conscienceness in story and above average acting for a post apoc action movie

    1. I may take you up on that and take a glance at The Road. Viggo Mortensen is a extremely underrated actor, notice the work he does in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. He creates this friendly small town character and then in a blink of eye, heads back into his past with a one shot. His family suddenly becomes disjointed. He doesn’t overact but instead takes it all in and then realizes that he has to end the past. Terrific and one of the best of 2005. The Book of Eli in my opinion was not just solid, I think it was terrific and will stay as one of the best of the year. Remember though it’s August. The Hughes Brothers takes a great story and mix it in with cohesive action sequences. Also, a twist that I didn’t see coming at the end. You can just tell that this is a different kind of story, it’s more about the faith and the heart of a warrior that is given a right to resurrect.

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