The Book of Eli and the Word of God

Yesterday, I went and watched the new Denzel Washington movie, The Book of Eli. Denzel–who remains one of my favorite actors–stars as a mysterious wanderer, Eli, who journeys across post-apocalyptic America bearing a sacred book.

I’m not gonna say much more than that about the plot–I’d rather you go see it yourself. I enjoyed the sterling performances from Denzel, as well as from the supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Jennifer Beals; and I thought the story was nuanced and well-adjusted enough to avoid heavy-handedness or preachiness.

When you’ve gone and seen it, then we can talk about what it says about humanity, what it says about God, etc., etc. For now … I’m just gonna tell you to go see it. Here’s the trailer to pique your interest:

And on a related note, the movie reminded me of the importance of Scripture: of reading, speaking and hearing the Word of God. Hearing Denzel Washington reciting Psalm 23 was pretty sweet.

Justin

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One thought on “The Book of Eli and the Word of God

  • 17 January, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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    i loved the film and did a mini-blog regarding it. 🙂 i agree that the film can keep people talking about critical issues for days and days. a worthwhile film to view!!

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