Book of Eli (Albert & Allen Hughes) - 2010

Thirty years after the light broke through the hole in the sky, the walker (Denzel Washington) is walking west with faith and a book.  The post-apocalyptic world is an ugly place apparently ruled by Gary Oldman.  Filmed in shades of sepia and gray, this movie presents a bleak, dark future for mankind.  Although food and water are scarce, people seem to have lots of bullets.  The directors fail to explain the cause of the giant power failure but their message is clearly that man is not the king of the universe. [JAM 1/22/2010]