Tuesday, 26 January 2010

ON: THE BOOK OF ELI

Hello again folks! At long last I've done two [2] things today that I've been meaning to do for ages. I've actually spoken to Bob 'St. Nick' Mitchell and I've been to the pictures [without children] with Julie to see the current film release: "The Book Of Eli". And no ... it's not true that I misread its title as: "The Book Of ELO"[!!!] Here is the synopsis of the film for your perusal [source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/synopsis]:
Eli [Denzel Washington] has been on a journey for 30 years, walking west across America after a cataclysmic war that turned the earth into a total wasteland. The world has become a lawless civilization where people must kill or be killed. The barren roads belong to gangs of cutthroats who rob and kill for water, a pair of shoes, a lighter, or just for fun. Eli is a peaceful man who only acts in self defense, and becomes a warrior with unbelievable killing skills when he is challenged. After the war and the "Big Flash", Eli was guided by a higher power to a hidden book and given the task of protecting the book and taking it to its final destination. Eli guards the book with his life, because he knows that the book is the only hope that humanity has for its future.
That 'book' is a King James Bible. And it's the only one of its kind left in a post-apocalyptic world scenario. The film is replete with Bible passage [some even in context] and is really a story of faith and faithfulness and perseverence. But after ten [10] minutes of the film you are witness to not a few scenes where our 'hero' [in defending himself] manages to decapitate one or two of his assailants. But as the film unfolds it becomes quite captivating yet eerie in its own monochrome way. This film is not for the squeamish but is is interesting. We enjoyed it. But not everyone will. It's down to your personal taste. I like the twist [or two] at the end too.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed and in short supply; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED! and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 26-Jan-2010

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