An interesting film which starts after the apocalypse, we are drawn into a back story as Eli walks alone along the road, encountering inhospitable terrain and violence.
As he travels he believes firstly he is called by God to take the book to a safe place and that God will protect him. In the back story we find out all Bibles have been burned during the war, and this maybe the only copy left.
- What does this say about God?
When he is asked what he has learned from reading the Bible, Eli says:
"To do to others as you want them to do to you"Gary Oldman (plays Carneige) always plays slightly unhinged villians and this one is no exception:
Carneige: "God is good"Carneige wants the Bible to be able to control people.
Eli: "All the time"
C: "Some of the time" He then shoots Eli in the chest and says:
C: "Where is your God now?"
- About man?
That man returned to chaos when given a second chance, that in rebuilding society it will be a multi faith as well as intellectual but those who are iliterate are abused by those with intelligence and power, there was no hospitality without a catch. Not exactly utopia.
- God's nature?
Worth having a look at, I think it is better than the road.