'denzel washington' is 'eli' after the 'apocalypse' he along with the 'few' re-surface to find their world a baron place.
'eli' is given a mission after finding the last remaining 'book of james' under some rubble, the mission to take the book 'west' to find a community it's meaning will inspire.
he has traveled for 30 years to reach a place where, he hopes he'll know to be right.
he will do anything to protect the book, and believes the book is protecting him along the journey of many dangers.
there is a town along the way ruled by a 'warlord' who has heard of the exsistance of the 'one' book, and craves to own it.
but will 'eli' part with that which he has protected for so long ?
this is a great 'blu-ray' presentation, i believe a film should entertain you by holding your attention, this film does not dissapoint.
'denzel' is of course one of the shining lights of today's generation of actor's and rarely makes a bad film.
this film gives you a gripping story with some really impressive 'action' sequences, a religous under-tone and a brilliant twist.
in the beginning........'not to be missed'
See this film now before you tire of the inevitable glut of post apocalyptic films that are bound to be released after the success of The Road. Washington & Oldman are superb, the film looks great, action scenes are realistic & bloody, and there's a quasi religious tone to the film with a nice twist at the end. Well worth a look.
I wasnt sure if I would like this movie at first but after watching it, it was allot better than I thought it would be, the story is certainly original and it plays out rather well with all the actors doing a good job, but overall once you find out the twist at the end, it wont be worth a second viewing, as clever as it is you wont feel satisfied that the movie really achieved anything but the clever ending, I say clever but really its ultimately far fetched. Great film to watch once, you wont want to go back to it time and time again.
Saw in the cinema with some friends and we all enjoyed the film. Very much reminded us all, of a computer game called Fallout 3 or Mad Max which is set after a World War. This film gives you the feeling of a desperate, unruly way of life where the things we take for granted are no longer there and the items we throw away are of value.
The Actors are great. The story is good, follows a man travelling west to deliver a book, but not just any old book and the rest you will have to see for youselves!.
Denzel Washington is again on top form in this great action film that delivers a deeper message as well.
Set in America after a nuclear war the world we know as been destroyed, Eli (Denzel Washington) is a man on a mission from god he carries the last copy of the bible to safety.
Gary Oldman plays the bad guy superbly (as he always does ) who will stop at nothing to take the bible and use it for his own evil needs.
The fight scenes are brilliant and very graphic, lots of good action scenes and the deeper meaning of the film that is men killed in the name of god for centuries and even after a nuclear apocalypse men still want to use the holy book to pit men against men to kill in the name of god.
I really enjoyed this film it is different to anything else I have seen for some time and one of the most original films plot wise I have seen this year.
The Book of Eli is a must watch for all action junkies but also has a subtext which is far deeper than I expected. Set in a post-apocalyptic America (reminiscent of the "Fallout" game franchise), the film follows one man who defends one book against those seeking to misuse it for evil.
The film is theological as well as action-packed, and has one of the best twists I've ever seen in a movie. I can't recommend this film enough to anyone who has a strong stomach (the fight scenes are vivid!) and a passion for edge-of-your-seat action and drama.