Christianity lets you use V.A.T.S.

The world’s been ending a lot in the movies as of late. But The Book of Eli serves up the gloom and doom that comes with the end of the world with a little… religion? What?

The story focuses on Denzel Washington as Eli, a lonely traveler who’s out to take the last copy of the Bible “Out West” for some reason. Along the way, he runs into thugs and ruffians that got lost of their way to the Mad Max 4 set.

Gary Oldman plays the warlord of a small town who wants his hands on Eli’s Bible to establish more control over people (This didn’t make sense to a lot of people, but Christianity is the ultimate mind changer. Good or bad.) He sends his goons after Eli who seem to insist attacking him one at a time.

Eli remains emotionless throughout the whole movie, focused on his objective. He’s joined on his quest by Family Guy‘s Mila Kunis… who comes to find her own calling and inner badass along the way.

A scene that really stood out (Not to give too much away) involves an elderly couple and a lot of heavy weaponry along with a classic hit on a record player.

Also included is one of the most ridiculous, yet really wonderful plot twists I’ve seen outside of a Final Fantasy game (X and below of course).

The only thumbs down I can give this movie is the cliche slow motion walk towards the camera. There’s a lot of it. But that’s really not much of a problem. The acting is what you can expect out of a post-apocalyptic movie, not too bad.  Remember, be a Christian, and you too can use VATS. This is a great way to start off the year in film.

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