I usually don’t have time for movies but I just watched a few flicks the night before. My wife and daughter were away so I was “home alone”. I watched 2012 and Book of Eli. I love watching apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and science fiction movies because they talk about a new world of possibilities that “could-be”.
I think 2012 was over-rated, but I really enjoyed Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. There were several major points that caught my attention:
1/ the importance placed on “The Book” (the Holy Bible) and the opposing views on how “The Book” was to be used by the two main characters.
- Eli intentions were for good: to bring the words of the book into safe hands
- Carnegie’s intentions were for evil: control over people.
2/ the utter devastion and chaos befallen upon society after the world was destroyed. ( I love post-apocalyptic ).
3/ the moral resilience of Eli in not giving into the pleasures of the world in the midst of an evil and hedonistic world.
4/ Eli’s knowledge of Scripture. He was the present-day embodiment of a society that once passed on stories and scripture using words that were memorized.
This is one movie that I would watch again because it was a real learning experience.