Monday, December 28, 2009

Book of Eli

So, a new Denzel Washington movie is set to release in January 2010. The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic action film. The year is 2043 and Washington's character (Eli) is traveling through the remains of civilization with a book that contains knowledge that could redeem society.
Now, from the trailer and what people have been buzzing about, this book appears to be the Bible. Lots of explosions and Washington killing and maiming people.

My questions are what happened to end civilization and why wouldn't people know what the Bible is? Might be interested to see how the Hughes brothers (directors) answer this. I wonder if he's got all 73 books in that Bible. Is Eli a reference to Elijah?

1 comment:

  1. Wife and I saw this movie last weekend. Enjoyed it! It is a little violent in places, but some of that is masked by the black/grey/brown color pallete they use throughout. The message of the movie makes it worthwhile, though. Check it out!