The Book of Eli was entertaining: great action…great story progression… surprising twists …excellent look at a post apocalypse world.
Eli was moved by something supernatural…we walked 30 years, on his own, through a wasteland. I guess you could argue that he was simply an extraordinary human…but I’d only believe that if the movie writer said that…
It was clear that Eli’s book was the Christian Bible, KNIV actually. Conspicuously absent was any mention of Christ, but this wasn’t too surprising. I was surprised they went that specific and didn’t keep it as “a holy book.”
The movie has lots of great imagery, and yet the movie’s message was surprisingly thin. I guess the movie was about “faith,” defined as “doing without understanding.” There are at least two spots in the movie where Eli explains this, and it’s odd that he struggles with finding the right words. The villain wanted the book so he could create a false faith in the masses, and create a little kingdom through propaganda he would gain from the book. Eli lived a life of sacrifice, the villain was selfish.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being “thats the greatest movie ever” and 10 being “that’s the greatest movie that has ever been, or will be, made”) I’d give it a solid 6.5. The movie was entertaining all the way through. It was thought provoking, but not for very long.