The Book of Eli (Film) - TV TropesRobert Downey Jr. Sign in. Want to invest a few hours in front of the TV this weekend? Check out a few of our favorite binge-worthy streaming series. See the full gallery. A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
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I'm at a loss for words, so let me say these right away: "The Book of Eli" is very watchable. You won't be sorry you went. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several WTF! They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible -- but, hey, WTF. Now to the words I am at a loss for.
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In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive—and continue. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity.
The story revolves around Eli, a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the West Coast of the United States. The history of the post-war world is explained along the way, as is the importance of Eli's task. Filming began in February and took place in New Mexico. The film was released in theaters in January Alcon Entertainment financed and co-produced the film with Silver Pictures , while it was distributed by Warner Bros. Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse ,  Eli travels on foot across the wasteland of the former United States. He demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and defeating a group of mauraders.
The first time around, the disc sat collecting dust for about a month before we finally sent it back unviewed. This time, the disc only had to wait for two weeks before we found a mutual two-hour window where we could both watch. The only reason we put Eli on our queue is due to so many friends and listeners telling us that this film is important. Is it? Whenever I watch a movie, I want every detail to match the story. I want the plot to make sense. If a solar event fried nearly everyone as Eli later explains, then who gave birth to all the under thirties in the film?