‘The Book of Eli’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

Albert and Allen Hughes’ new movie, “The Book of Eli,” should not be known for it’s tedious post-apocalyptic story line, but for its action-packed scenes. Denzel Washington plays Eli, a titular hero who has been on a 30-year quest after a cataclysmic war took over America. The Earth, which is now a wasteland, bares gangs and brigands. Eli fights his way westward with his sidekick Solara (Mila Kunis) to protect the one book warlord Carnegie (Gary Oldman) wants: the Bible. The Chronicle’s film critic, David Orlikoff, reviews the film.

(Film trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)