In the book of eli, after eli denzel washington has shot most of carnegies gary oldman henchmen and redridge ray stevenson has already missed killing him twice, eli and redridge are facing each other in the street. At this point, he knows hes dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. The book of eli, although another post apocalyptic tale in a growingly crowded genre landscape, is artistic as well as entertaining and as such earns a 3. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, and jennifer beals. Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting elis canteen filled, bargaining with carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. Now by the time of the movie, books are extremely rare and eli has the last copy of the bible, that happens to be written on braille.
Redridge recovers the book, with a locked flap, and gives it to carnegie, who releases solara. Books are scarce since apparently many people believed religion was the cause of the desolation, and so all religious books were destroyed. Incase you havent seen it, heres the surprise ending of the book of eli. Somehow eli has been walking in the right direction the whole time. A postapocalyptic 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. This type of story has been done many times before but washington and oldman, in combination with the hughes brothers spin on things, make this one of the few january.
Rent the book of eli 2010 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Denzel washington the book of eli the final prayer youtube. On his final trek, he walks from right to left across the screen, which in movie. Pofaced religious tract denzel washington in the book of eli. What exactly can be written about the book of eli imdb listing without giving away critical parts of the story is a source of personal frustration. Thorns experimental procedures, eli charlie shotwell discovers the secret files on her previous patients. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the.
Bishop barron comments on the death of billy graham duration. The book of eli action and adventure films the guardian. The book of eli continues the string of apocalyptic tales. Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named eli denzel washington marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanitys redemption. He notices that his family appears to be torn asunder by the consequences of the vietnam war his dad suffers from terrifying dreams and hallucinations, his sister discovers an unsettling fact about herself, and. The ending is a little far fetched and i couldnt help but roll my eyes. Ending spoiler for the book of eli 2010, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. The book of eli stars denzel washington in a postapocalyptic thriller set 30 years after a final war has turned much of earth into an ashy wasteland. Does this imply that he is blind and has been living completely by faith his entire life or is the punchline of the movie that he is the simply the last living man on earth who can read braille. The title is a reference to both the book that eli carries, and the fact that the book he carries is, in fact, the bible. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary. The book of eli is a strong story about a godfearing man determined to obey the will of the lord.
My original composition to the ending of the book of eli, enjoy. Eli the good details the story of eli, a tenyearold boy living in the summer of 1976. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. In the movie the book of eli we discover at the end that the bible eli has been carrying the entire movie is written in braille. On the other hand, maybe eli only thought he was walking west. The book of eli sets itself up as an enjoyable mad max meets i am legend romp, but the disappointing nature of its central maguffin can you tell what it is yet. Bishop barron comments on the book of eli spoilers. Only one other man gary oldman understands the power of what eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us.
However, the violence and language is too much for families. If the studio decided to release an edited version of this film, then it might find a bigger christian audience flocking to the theaters. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children. What elevates the film from the mediocrity is a twist ending that is. Eli and solara are surrounded and dragged out of the house. Eli has in his possession the last surviving bible in the world, and he is on a mission he believes was given to him by god, to head west to where it will be safe. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. So, eli is journeying by a drifting, wandering path into the western half of the former united states, on a mission from god. The book of eli is a sequel to fahrenheit 451 spoilers. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular.
They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible. The book of eli is a movie set in a post apocalyptic world about a guy named eli, played by denzel washington. Movie moments the book of eli 2010 the final prayer denzel washington mila kunis no is. Washington plays eli, a laconic man journeying westward across america to carry a sacred book to safety, hoping that it will restore mankind and bring a. Releasing studio warner brothers has politely asked film critics to refrain from spoiling the ending of the movie, a request i will happily honor. He is observant, curious, and often times ponders his surroundings regardless of his young age. The book of eli 2010 ending spoiler movie mistakes. Redridge entreats eli to surrender the book and eli tells redridge where he hid it. Eli knows the couple eats people because of the rattling tea cups.
Eli was the high priest kohen gadol of shiloh, the secondtolast israelite judge succeeded only by samuel before the rule of the kings of israel and judah. The book of eli2010 was an original script written by gary whitta. For instance, to protect themselves from the harsh sunlight, all the characters wear sunglasses or goggles, but rather than rendering them impersonal or distant, they only ramp up the movies cool factor. The ugly get uglier and humanity splits into the hunters and the hunted. The twist at the end of the movie is that you find out that eli is blind, and the bible he has is written in braille. The film was released in north america on january 15, 2010 in 3,111 theaters. The book of eli 2010 solara makes a stand scene 810 movieclips duration.
We enter into in a gritty world devoid of either protection from the elements of nature or a government. The book of eli is a story about a post nuclear fallout america where anarchy is the norm and survival is hardearned. We hear a baby crying in the background and redridge lifts his pistol to make a third shot, but then slightly tilts his head and doesnt fire. The book of eli 2010 the braille bible scene 910 movieclips duration. Eli passes through a town and encounters the big dog in charge a man named carnegie played by gary oldman. Spoilers ahead the movies 4 years old, but just in case. World ends, word goes on in the book of eli 2010 18 jan. The book of eli continues hollywoods obsession with postapocalyptic tales, and in many ways feels like it belongs in the same world as the road. Most likely, redridge is giving solara a chance to escape carnegies regime. Eli and mila kunis continue on to the west, until they finally reach alcatraz prison. The film falls in the post apocalyptic dystopian genre, and as such has similarities with many other similar films, novels, and.
The film comes complete with a lastminute surprise ending so. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west coast of. Although i honestly dont see a particularly good ending for the basic premise of the film. Thebook of eli cant have a sequel actress mila kunis speaks about her forthcoming gary oldman, denzel washington starrer. The book of eli is an effective postapocalyptic action movie with elements from both comic books and westerns thrown in for good measure. Carnegie threatens to kill solara, to the dismay of redridge. The book of eli dvd 2009 this is probably one of the most highly underrated movies of 2010 due to the overwhelming surge of 3d films brought on by avatar which was out around the same time of this film. On book of eli, the main antagonist believes he could dominate other cities and people with a certain book, and has some sort of devotion for them, just as someone that would hoard books on fahrenheit 451. Rent the book of eli 2010 starring denzel washington and gary oldman on dvd and bluray. As postapocalyptic movie fiction goes, the book of eli is not a crowdpleaser like the mad max series nor silly like any of the planet of the apes films. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman.
A postapocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across. The book of eli certainly brings to mind that other monstrosity among american postapocalyptic films, i am legend, which also weds the genres conventions with religious nonsense. Denzel washington looks into the future in the book of eli, and the news is. The plot of the book of eli is now a familiar script on the screenthe end of the world and its few survivors. Somehow, he has even managed to win gun fights when his opponents were standing on top of buildings far away. Gary oldmans character finally gets the book, only to get pissed to find out he cant read it. The book of eli stars denzel washington as a lone wanderer, making his away across a postnuclear holocaust america, scavenging and scraping to survive and well adept at it. Though eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must. The film opens with a really riveting scene, slowly panning across a wooded area covered in ash, and with more ash still falling from the sky. Watch the book of eli online stream full movie directv. Eli bumps the bottom step with his foot before going up the porch steps of the couples house, presumably to gauge where the steps are credit to jeremyogles. Her forced description of that, however, alerts carnegie that eli possesses the book he so. The book of eli takes us to a painful place a place where humanity loses its humanness.469 1155 520 662 874 107 1624 448 257 1417 492 108 946 660 277 827 389 85 132 1312 1091 829 1213 1432 1504 362 1093 332 639 570 870 210 146 199 507 81 1392 781 191 623