Sunday, 13 June 2010

Book of Eli



This movie tells the story of a guy who possesses the last bible on earth after the apocalypse. For strange reasons, all the bad guys want to rob him of the bible because they believe that the bible will help conquering the world (something like that).

The movie is OK, but I do feel bad for Eli that he risked so much to protect and came to memorize a King James Bible, which is textually inferior to most other translations of the bible out there. And I love how the movie made a big deal of how Eli recited the entire bible starting from Genesis, while one shot of the movie showed that the last library on earth had a copy of the Tanakh--the Hebrew Bible... Eli could have started from the New Testament, that would have saved him a lot of effort.

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