It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. New poster for hughes brothers big budget post apocalyptic film the book of eli has been revealed. The book of eli the plot the story centers on a lone hero named eli denzel washington who must fight his way across the wasteland of post apocalyptic america to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving the future of humanity. I do not claim any rights of the uploaded song, this channel is. In a postapocalyptic america where the oncepicturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man denzel washington fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo albert and allen hughes from hell and dead presidents. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. In the nottoodistant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once america. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf. The film falls in the post apocalyptic dystopian genre, and as such has similarities with many other similar films, novels, and. The book of eli is the first hughes brothers movie that feels stripped of drama, imagination, sensibility. In the nottoodistant future, across the wasteland of what once was america, a lone warrior washington must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption and save the future of humanity. The book of eli works, even if the preservation of christianity isnt high on your personal postapocalypse bucket list. Comedy that 70s show 1998 2005 nominee teen choice award.
One of hollywoods sexiest and most magnetic leading men, denzel washingtons poise and radiantly sane intelligence permeate whatever film he is in, be it a socially conscious drama, biopic, or suspense thriller. In the movie washington eli stars as a survivor who is trying to protect a sacred book that holds the secret to saving the future of humanity in postapocalyptic world. Book of eli star denzel washington, at an actionmovie crossroads january 14, 2010 7. Find out where the book of eli is streaming, if the book of eli is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. The book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. The movies blatant support of christianity and the notsosubtle references to the bible are greatly encouraging and very surprising for a major theatrical release. Its not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future. 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. 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. Redridge entreats eli to surrender the book and eli tells redridge where he hid it. List of awards and nominations received by denzel washington. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and visually appealing films with plots about survival, dialogue, danger, violence, chase, storytelling and life is a bitch mostly in action, scifi and thriller genres. Ive always been a big fan of post apocalyptic films but for some reason i never got round to seeing this film until years after, and yet again i kick myself for waiting.
Most similar movies to the book of eli the list contains related movies ordered by similarity. 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. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. Awards won by the book of eli complete list of the book of eli awards including nominations. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. Carnegie threatens to kill solara, to the dismay of redridge. Also as the story progresses, family secrets begin coming to the light. Among some of those issues are, elis aunt having cancer, learning of his sister being adopted, and finding out what finally happened to his father in the past. Eli has traveled around this world for years only armed with a shotgun, a samuraisword and a common sense, defending himself against violent gangs and plunderers who fight for limited resources. These awardwinning films were recognized for being the best of the best. The film briefly comes alive towards the end as eli and solara hole up in a house belonging to a crotchety old cannibal couple called.
In a final effort to cure their son, elis parents kelly reilly and max martini take the boy to a creepy old house that has been turned into a medical facility run by the mysterious dr. Abp the bible plays a starring role in the book of eli, a postapocalyptic action film starring denzel washington that opens in theaters jan. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in. Its certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but the book of eli finds the hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish. 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. The second trailer and new poster for upcoming postapocalyptic the book of eli movie, starring denzel washington and gary oldman, has appeared online. 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. The book of eli 2010 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. First pics of denzel washington in the book of eli kofi outlaw may 27, 2009 the book of eli is a spiritual. As an actor, producer and director, hes made his mark on the film industry, an industry that has recognized him with two academy awards.
Alcon entertainments action adventure film the book of eli is a warner bros. The book of eli is very compelling and aweinspiring, with excellent production standards as well as absorbing character portrayals by denzel washington and gary oldman. Eli and solara are surrounded and dragged out of the house. Redridge recovers the book, with a locked flap, and gives it to carnegie, who releases solara. The book of eli soundtrack panoramic by atticus ross.
By patti maguire armstrong patti maguire armstrong is an awardwinning author and was the managing editor and coauthor of ascension press bestselling amazing grace series. He cheats on his wife with pretty much anything that will move. Download the book of eli full movie download full movies. The book of eli awards list of awards won by the book of eli. American film institute award for actor of the year male movies. Get the book of eli movie complete list of awards won and nominations. The book of eli 2010 thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named eli denzel washington marches across the. Action adventure the book of eli 2010 2008 nominee teen choice award. The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds, learn martial arts and how to realistically handle many. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. For the most part, eli is a moral man doing all the things that are expected of him. The scifi movie directed by allen and albert hughes from the script by gary whitta stars denzel washington eli, gary oldman carnegie, mila kunis solara and ray stevenson redridge washington stars as a survivor who is trying to protect a sacred book that holds. Also read complete information on national award, filmfare awards, cine awards, iifa, screen awards, and more for best actor. Read on as i share with you more about the movie and where to download the book of eli.
Directed by 2 writing credits 1 cast 62 produced by 14 music by 3 cinematography by 1 film editing by 1 casting by 1 production design by 1 art direction by 1 set decoration by 1. Some may find the film worth sitting through simply for its final whoa. I dont recall any explanation of this behavior in the movie. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular.
Original motion picture soundtrack the book of eli. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. The two worlds the book of eli the martian the revenant. Choice movie breakout female forgetting sarah marshall 2008 2006 nominee teen choice award. The book of eli 2010 cast and crew thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named eli denzel washington marches across the. Why did people look at each others hands in the book of eli. Thank you lord for a warm bed to sleep on, thank you for the food we are about to eat, thank you for a roof over our heads on cold nights such as this, thank you for companionship in hard times like these, amen. The book of eli 2010 the book of eli movie the book. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel.
Previous majestic cities are now wavering deathtraps and roads has become lawless highways. Washington, a twotime academy award winner widely known in hollywood for his christian beliefs, portrays a lone warrior making his way across a desolate american landscape defending the worlds last. The book of eli opens with denzel washingtons eli murdering a cat, but by the end its the film that has really screwed the pooch. Green zone is the top dvd rental in its first week on the shelves. In a postapocalyptic america where the oncepicturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man denzel washington fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo albert and allen hughes allen hughes and allen hughes. The book of eli movie trailer has premiered and gives far more plot, as a good movie trailer should, than the the book of eli teaser trailer that came before it. Establishing its storytelling rules clearly and well, the film simply is better, and betteracted, than the average endoftheworld fairy tale. In the movie the book of eli, some of the characters look at each others hands the first time they meet. The book of eli2010 was an original script written by gary whitta. Hes forced to wear an astronauts suit most of the time because his immune system is so weak that ordinary air could kill him. Denzel washington protects the book of eli christian cinema. 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.1210 188 75 927 570 762 1230 457 729 260 1428 1048 1204 999 1140 548 543 798 729 830 516 417 406 1413 1124 1245 70 77 1389 726 772 942 627