The Book of Eli
So, because I’m a raving-crazy Joe Manganiello fan, I purchased HBO for my satellite system when the new season of True Blood started. *grin*
As a result, I have MOVIE CHANNELS!!!! *choir sings*
The Book of Eli came on last night after True Blood. I’m so glad I stayed up to watch the whole thing.
The Book Of Eli is a pretty simple plot – there are few books left in the world, and Eli (Denzel Washington) has the last Bible known to man. He keeps his secret well, reading it every night, until he teaches Solara (played by the always-beautiful Mila Kunis) how to pray before eating. Word gets out (thanks to uber-bad guy Gary Oldman), and Eli and Solara run for their lives.
When the world burned, Eli heard a voice: the voice of God, telling him to take the last Bible west. This is his mission throughout the movie… to get the Bible west. He doesn’t know why, or how, but God protects him on his journey. He finds protection whenever he needs it, even when the odds are stacked against him.
What I loved about this movie was the message of everlasting life for spirituality. The permanence of the word of God was clearly expressed throughout, and I think it’s an important part of spirituality of any kind: that it doesn’t matter whether it is passed down through oral, written, or practiced traditions. These things are a part of our history, so they will be a part of our future, whether accepted or scorned in the present.
The Book of Eli is a great movie for anyone with interest in the permanence of spirituality, and the survivability of the things closest to us as life shifts, changes, and even ends.