Originally written and posted by me on 2/24/10 but good enough to repost.
On Valentine’s Day Rick took me to a movie. We passed lines upon lines of people waiting to see the movie Valentine’s Day. Oh, but not us, we weren’t going to go see some mushy love story on Valentine’s Day, or were we?
I vaguely remembered having seen a movie trailer either on tv or at a previous movie on The Book of Eli, but couldn’t for the life of me remember what it was about. But I love movies and am game for just about anything.
The setting is about 30 years after the last war. The land is ravaged and desolate. The filmographer enhanced the darkness and drearyness of the time. There were vandals and theives. But there was one man traveling, on a mission to walk west.
Denzel Washington plays Eli, a lone traveler with peaceful intentions, but determined not to be stopped. He has a destiny even in this time of lost hopes and dreams and decay of the soul. He is carrying with him a precious cargo and he will die to protect it.
Of course there is a villain and he wants the ‘book’. He knows it has power and he lusts after the power of the book.
As we watch Eli on his journey we see this is indeed a love story. A love story of the Word of God and its creator.
There is a lot of violence and bad language in this movie, and certainly not for the faint of heart. But I fell in love with the theme and cheered him on. For I understood his love. I have it too.
Originally written and posted by me on 2/24/10