'Eli': Hollywood's Twisted Take on Christianity

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 11:09 AM

By S.E. Cupp

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Denzel as Christian crusader? Only in Hollywood.

There's a kooky rumor floating around that Denzel Washington's latest film foray as badass road warrior is actually a paean to evangelical America.

Yes, to hear some people tell it, the machete-wielding, steel-toed, grenade-throwing "missionary" Denzel plays in "The Book of Eli" is allegedly a flag-bearer for the Christian right.

The New York Post's Kyle Smith wrote, "Hollywood's Christian blockbuster is finally here"; he calls "Eli" "not only a well-done action picture, but an overtly, unabashedly Christian one in which Washington plays a soldier of God."

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