John on January 13, 2010 at 8:56 am
Kyle Smith says it’s the first Christian blockbuster:
Remember how, after “The Passion of the Christ,” Hollywood was going to get wise and make some big mainstream movies that acknowledged the Christianity of a majority of this country? Didn’t happen. Until now. “The Book of Eli” is not only a well-done action picture but an overtly, unabashedly Christian one in which Denzel Washington plays a soldier of God. He’s on a divinely-inspired quest â€” yes, a literal mission from God â€” to take The Book to the West as a swarm of wrongdoers led by Gary Oldman try to stop him.
I’m not sure Jesus would approve of someone slaughtering their way cross country as a “mission” but it sounds entertaining.
[HT: Big Hollywood]
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