In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive--and continue. Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman), the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie's adopted daughter Solara (Mila Kunis) is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather's domain.
Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it.. A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.. The Book of Eli Wiki
The movie does a good job at ripping away all hope and then feeding it back to you. Understanding it and how it can't be shared but must be experienced. I can see the focus in the movie and all actors involved were remarkable. Jennifer Beals was truly brave, Gary Oldman was from an age most never knew in the movie, they couldn't appreciate the need for control. Mila Kunis was smart and innocent, Denzel Washington never tried to be perfect, just resolute. It defies religion but never faith, never hope. I am not Christian and this doesn't change that in the slightest but it does allow for a respect for those of the Christian faith.
Love Denzel Washington in this!
The story is about a blind guy that carry the bible... That's it, don't expect more!
Didn't anyone get the whole Dark Ages thing? A journey to the far west of continent (read: Ireland) to an island with a fortified monastery where they copy the last remaining books of western civilization? Gary Oldman as Viking pillager. That was for me the part that made me sit up and say: cool idea. Didn't see that coming.
I'm sorry. I was really into it until the lead actor lets a woman be raped and in the end the whole point is about saving a book that has been at the root of so many wars all over the world... sorry, can't do it. If you're not a Christian, I highly doubt that you'll get any satisfaction out of this film.
Densel Washington has done it again, with another solid performance and Gary Oldman is the perfect villain! Great action seens and the story progression does a great job in helping the viewer develop a rapor with the characters! This one is totally worth buying; never mind just renting it. The only reason I gave it 4, instead of 5, stars was that "Man on Fire" was a 5 star and although this was a GREAT movie ... NOTHING beats Man on Fire!!
The movie was fantastic and could be quite real. I feel that it is woth all the money but i-tunes should let you hold the movie in your possession for a longer time. I live in the country and had lost power for quite some time and made it difficult to view with the little time that i-tunes gave me.
Le film est trop cool et beaucoup d'action amuser vous bien . :)
I wasn't expecting much but I thought it was good movie. Not a new idea, end of the world, fighting etc but for an action movie it was good. Acting was good.