In this town, desperate and starving people live in rusty cars and in the streets. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book,. Later, Solara is sent to Eli's room while wearing a skimpy, cleavage-revealing dress and ordered to provide him sexual favors though her orders are more suggested than actually spoken aloud. Eli is a quick hand with knives, pistols, rifles, shotguns and karate. In the ensuing shootout, George, Martha and many of Carnegie's men are killed. Eventually, Eli and Solara investigate an isolated house.
The Hughes Brothers for sure aren't particularly interested in that and thus the performances and shots are all about the style, the atmosphere and the look of the film. Common Sense Note Parents need to know that The Book of Eli is very violent -- there's lots of weapon use, body parts getting chopped off, fighting, and dead bodies, as well as suggested rape sounds of ripping clothes and women's screams -- and takes place in a bleak future. Meanwhile, he encounters all kinds of villains, scoundrels, and cannibals on the road and must use his weapons and considerable combat skills to get past them. Like the best science-fiction tales, it has an underlying agenda -- this time it's mainly about organized religion's use of the Bible -- but the message never outweighs the story's thrust. She pretends that she cannot remember how to read it, telling Carnegie his leg wound has become infected and his men have begun to run amok. Later, Solara is sent to Eli's room while wearing a skimpy, cleavage-revealing dress and ordered to provide him sexual favors though her orders are more suggested than actually spoken aloud.
Kunis' character makes less sense as she goes on but she is stunning to look at and again fits the style aspect of the film. Eli and Solara are captured. 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. The third act is recycled, but done well, out of many Westerns in which the hero and the girl hole up and are surrounded. On his final trek, he walks from right to left across the screen, which in movie shorthand is walking east.
Eli's situation gets tougher when he finds himself attached to pretty young runaway Solara. 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 humanity's redemption. The future world presented in the movie has the equivalent of prostitutes, though they're only mentioned and rarely seen. Rape and attempted rape are also suggested sounds of ripping clothes, women's screams both on-screen and off, in chaotic crowd scenes and, notably, in the case of one important character. Accordingly the cast do the same — which is fine because I wonder why they were all queuing up to be in this story. Eli traps her inside and continues on alone.
Later in the film, they try that. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. 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. He also carries an enormous knife, with which he chops off hands, arms and heads. Sexual Content The future world presented in the movie has the equivalent of prostitutes, though they're only mentioned and rarely seen.
We are in a post-apocalyptic world of washed out colours, destroyed structures and dying people scrabbling to make sure they are not the next to die; and it is a world that is really well designed and really well filmed by Don Burgess. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive--and continue. 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. . Though Eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must fulfill his destiny to help restore mankind. Eli and Solara meet Martha and George, a cannibal couple. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang.
Carnegie dreams of building more towns and of controlling the people by using the power of a certain book. He reads it regularly, but given his violent nature and loner status, it's not very clear that he's learned anything from it. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. Parents need to know that The Book of Eli is very violent -- there's lots of weapon use, body parts getting chopped off, fighting, and dead bodies, as well as suggested rape sounds of ripping clothes and women's screams -- and takes place in a bleak future. The Book of Eli is a film released in and directed by ,.
Here, take anything you want. Solara, having left the town, leads Eli to a cave which is the town's water supply, hoping she can accompany him on his travels. He reads it regularly, but given his violent nature and loner status, it's not very clear that he's learned anything from it. Only one other man Gary Oldman understands the power of what Eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. There isn't much development beyond the basic dialogue about the power of this book and it is nothing but endless corn in the main; I may have respected it more if it had done something with the content, but it doesn't, indeed it seems almost embarrassed by it. Carnegie and his men leave and take Solara with them. That's what the last guy said.
Solara, though offered sanctuary, chooses to return home, taking with her Eli's sword and other possessions. The main problem I have is that the film doesn't actually seem interested in making this message work and the plot just seems like a necessary evil to get the character walking in slow-mo around this cool landscape. Now, this is the point where you assume that I dislike the film because it is to do with God and the bible, but this wasn't it all at — it didn't help for sure, but this isn't the reason. Meanwhile, back in the town, the Engineer opens the locked Bible where Carnegie discovers, to his dismay, that it is in Braille, and orders Claudia to read it to him. Eli sneaks out of his room and Carnegie has his henchmen shoot at Eli, but the bullets seemingly just graze him, as if he is being protected. When Eli realizes that the couple are cannibals, they attempt to leave just as Carnegie and his henchmen arrive.