Eli merely wishes to continue with his mission, but Carnegie won't take no for an answer. 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. 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. 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. The runtime of The Book of Eli is 118 minutes 01 hours 58 minutes. Advertisement On the other hand, maybe Eli only thought he was walking west. Eli shoots most of Carnegie's men and hits Carnegie in the leg with a shotgun blast.
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. . The future world presented in the movie has the equivalent of prostitutes, though they're only mentioned and rarely seen. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. An armed guard calls out to the pair and Eli responds that he has in his possession a King James Bible. Although religious he isn't a complete saint.
The main movie genre categories for The Book of Eli are: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller. Fatigue and weakness overtake him, so Solara takes over. He will kill people who threaten his goal, and seems to even not let up with other protagonists. Solara, though offered sanctuary, chooses to return home, taking with her Eli's sword and other possessions. Set upon in an ambush, he kills all his attackers. The Hughes brothers, Albert and Allen, film this story in sunburned browns and pale blues, creating a dry and dusty world under a merciless sky. 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.
He also carries an enormous knife, with which he chops off hands, arms and heads. On his final trek, he walks from right to left across the screen, which in movie shorthand is walking east. For the record, Eli himself doesn't use foul language. Violence Extreme violence, generally of a comic book nature. How he controls the fearsome bald guy is hard to say.
What all this leaves then is a film that should be watched by fans of Fallout 3 and New Vegas, simply because it is a great film recreation of those worlds, from the colour of the sky down to the costumes it feels and looks like the games. Viewers see dead and sometimes decomposing bodies, and there's a suggestion of cannibalism. Accordingly the cast do the same — which is fine because I wonder why they were all queuing up to be in this story. Carnegie and his men leave and take Solara with them. Wandering into a lawless town looking for water, he meets the educated Carnegie , who's after a copy of the Bible that he can use to control the townspeople.
The voice assured him that he would be protected and guided on his journey. The movie shows the impact of the bullets and the arrows -- including those shot at a bird and a cat -- as well as plenty of blood. One possible interpretation of the movie is that it has a bone to pick with organized religion, instead celebrating individual spirituality. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Extreme violence, generally of a comic book nature. 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.
Everything looks convincing and it doesn't feel like they just shot it out in a desert location, it genuinely feels like a scorched earth. A woman tries to seduce Eli by the side of the road by exposing her cleavage no nudity. We meet Carnegie's abused wife Claudia and her daughter Solara , named, for some reason, after the cause of all the destruction. All the water you can drink. 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. Outside of this though, the casual viewer is left with very little of interest going on behind the style; the story is cloyingly religious and lacking any insight or intelligence — in terms of writing it feels like having two guys at your door trying to sell Jesus to you with platitudes and clichés.
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 is a quick hand with knives, pistols, rifles, shotguns and karate. 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. You won't be sorry you went. He starts to recite the Bible word for word, having memorized it over the last 30 years.
Each of these gangs is issued a requisite tall bald man, a short hairy scruffy one and their go-fers. 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. Redridge takes Solora in his vehicle with another man and while driving back, Solara overpowers one of the men and kills him causing an accident, she escapes and returns to the house and finds that Eli is missing. That's what the last guy said. Eli wields a bow and arrow and shoots both animals and people sometimes in some very uncomfortable body parts. They drive to the remnants of the Golden Gate Bridge and Eli says that they are close.