The third installment in the Harry Potter franchise is less thematically poignant than the previous two films. But it’s also more technically accomplished and emotionally compelling.
“Where are you going?”
The plethora of dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature and movies makes it difficult to find a new and fresh look on the oversaturated sub-genre. As “The Book of Eli” opens, nothing seems very new. The gray sky, stone rubble, and the unspoken law that one may only dress in tans and blacks are not new to the Hughes Brothers’ picture. What is new is the subject of the plot – a book.
After a long and torturous string of slanderous adaptations that included three actors in four movies and the infamous nipples on the Batsuit in movie number four, the caped crusader finally got a well-deserved fresh start in 2005 with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
The outcome, while overlooked in light of its earth-shattering successors, redefined Batman for the next generation, and presents the most Biblical worldview of perhaps all film adaptations of America’s comic book champions.
Allow me to explain.