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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Review: THE BOOK OF ELI (2010)


There is no doubt that a big-budget studio picture ($80 million, to be exact) of a post-apocalyptic thriller styled in the vein of 2009's THE ROAD and 1981's MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR, which is shown in the month of January -- commonly known as "dumping ground" -- clearly not a good sign. Which is rather surprising though, because the Hughes brothers' (Albert and Allen) long-awaited directorial efforts since their 2001's poorly-received FROM HELL, is a slick and entertaining action thriller with a compelling Christian propaganda hook.