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The Book Of Eli
« on: Tue Oct 23, 2012 - 18:37:28 »
This is a futuristic and violent movie that caught me by surprise in the end. I can't reveal much since it might spoil it....but this movie got me googling about Denzel Washington, and found out he is a son of a Pastor, and that he wanted to be a Pastor too. 

It is a very good movie with a Christian message..

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #1 on: Tue Oct 23, 2012 - 19:33:29 »
This is a futuristic and violent movie that caught me by surprise in the end. I can't reveal much since it might spoil it....but this movie got me googling about Denzel Washington, and found out he is a son of a Pastor, and that he wanted to be a Pastor too. 

It is a very good movie with a Christian message..


There is a whole lot to wade through before you get to that message.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #2 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 07:45:19 »
The Book of Eli is a great Christian movie, because it's not effeminate or preachy.     

SPOILER:  The plot is a man, with Holy Ghost power, trying to bring the Word of God to a world that has grown very wicked without it.  The only down side was the very last scene added to appease the Jews who run Hollywood: shelving the Bible with books of false religions.   It should have ended with a mass printing run and distribution.

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« Reply #3 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 08:04:18 »
I caught just a few moments of it on t.v. once...I would like to watch it in its entirety sometime.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #4 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 14:38:46 »
The Book of Eli is a great Christian movie, because it's not effeminate or preachy.     

SPOILER:  The plot is a man, with Holy Ghost power, trying to bring the Word of God to a world that has grown very wicked without it.  The only down side was the very last scene added to appease the Jews who run Hollywood: shelving the Bible with books of false religions.   It should have ended with a mass printing run and distribution.

I didn't see that. I saw shakespeare being discussed and Mozarts records. The main theme of the movie was keeping this most important book safe, and sought after by a desperate man.
They did have not printing machines it seems.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #5 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 14:42:57 »
The Book of Eli is a great Christian movie, because it's not effeminate or preachy.     

SPOILER:  The plot is a man, with Holy Ghost power, trying to bring the Word of God to a world that has grown very wicked without it.  The only down side was the very last scene added to appease the Jews who run Hollywood: shelving the Bible with books of false religions.   It should have ended with a mass printing run and distribution.
I don't understand about the Jews thing.

**edited to remove spoiler of the ending. **
« Last Edit: Fri Oct 26, 2012 - 14:39:20 by Jaime »

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #6 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 14:51:46 »
Jaime you spoiled one of the most interesting parts of the move, please reword for the benefit of others.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #7 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 20:23:43 »
I didn't see that. I saw shakespeare being discussed and Mozarts records. The main theme of the movie was keeping this most important book safe, and sought after by a desperate man.
They did have not printing machines it seems.

Did you have to run to the potty before it was over? 

SPOILER: The ending shows them typesetting a printing press and then printing a copy.  We see only one completed copy and it's placed on a bookshelf holding "The Holy Koran" and a number of other religious texts, including several Jewish books and a deist book standing in for Atheism, The Age of Reason.

The movie was about preserving the most important book.  Until the end, where the whole theme of the movie and the Bible were both trivialized.   Edit this scene out, mute a few words, and you have a church-worthy action movie for the guys.   

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #8 on: Thu Oct 25, 2012 - 23:15:13 »
Hated this movie.


90 minutes of mostly gratuitous violence is not made better by the fact that all the blood-letting is done in the name of God.


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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #9 on: Fri Oct 26, 2012 - 14:12:41 »
I didn't see that. I saw shakespeare being discussed and Mozarts records. The main theme of the movie was keeping this most important book safe, and sought after by a desperate man.
They did have not printing machines it seems.

Did you have to run to the potty before it was over? 

SPOILER: The ending shows them typesetting a printing press and then printing a copy.  We see only one completed copy and it's placed on a bookshelf holding "The Holy Koran" and a number of other religious texts, including several Jewish books and a deist book standing in for Atheism, The Age of Reason.

The movie was about preserving the most important book.  Until the end, where the whole theme of the movie and the Bible were both trivialized.   Edit this scene out, mute a few words, and you have a church-worthy action movie for the guys.

I completed my basic potty training a long time ago, I had 99 marks!

They must have edited it out. Perhaps God hid it from me for my benefit.
I understand what you mean, that they make out as if God through the man simply desired to save this book in order to preserve human history, in order to rebuild a new world.




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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #10 on: Sat Oct 27, 2012 - 05:13:56 »
Jaime you spoiled one of the most interesting parts of the move, please reword for the benefit of others.
Ha-ha-ha!  That's true!  He spilled the beans!  ::crackup::
 
 

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #11 on: Sat Oct 27, 2012 - 05:15:48 »
ooops. Got to re-write.  I committed the same mistake of revealing the important mystery.


But let me say that what struck me about this in the end is about the message of ENDURANCE  (cannot reveal any more than that).  If you want to know more, pls pm me.  But yes, it is a violent movie.
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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #12 on: Tue Oct 30, 2012 - 18:32:45 »
Hated this movie.


90 minutes of mostly gratuitous violence is not made better by the fact that all the blood-letting is done in the name of God.

The Old Testament-style hero of this movie was violent only in self-defense. 

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #13 on: Wed Oct 31, 2012 - 13:12:38 »
Hated this movie.


90 minutes of mostly gratuitous violence is not made better by the fact that all the blood-letting is done in the name of God.

The Old Testament-style hero of this movie was violent only in self-defense.

The bad guys also retained a degree of humanity in them. A lot of hollywood bad guys these days no longer resemble human beings, their quite rubbish actually.







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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #14 on: Wed Jan 09, 2013 - 15:06:49 »
I didn't see that. I saw shakespeare being discussed and Mozarts records. The main theme of the movie was keeping this most important book safe, and sought after by a desperate man.
They did have not printing machines it seems.

Did you have to run to the potty before it was over? 

SPOILER: The ending shows them typesetting a printing press and then printing a copy.  We see only one completed copy and it's placed on a bookshelf holding "The Holy Koran" and a number of other religious texts, including several Jewish books and a deist book standing in for Atheism, The Age of Reason.

The movie was about preserving the most important book.  Until the end, where the whole theme of the movie and the Bible were both trivialized.   Edit this scene out, mute a few words, and you have a church-worthy action movie for the guys.   

I have to watch it again.  From the way I understood it, the bad guys want to get their hands on this particular Book.  Yes they may have shown other books on the shelf (oh you're very observant - I missed those).....but it's the endurance of this particular Book, the Bible, that's what I thought was the message was all about.  That because it's the Word of God, God will make sure it'll always exist.  I really do need to watch it again....

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #15 on: Mon Nov 18, 2013 - 16:48:35 »
 ::cool:: This was a great movie :)

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #16 on: Thu Nov 21, 2013 - 15:27:12 »
Hello Guys...  first time poster here...

I don't do movies much any more... time and most too hollywoodie

This movie kind of has a Gen. 6 setting... 
God and Holy Spirit can use bits of it to call attention to some issues of our time...  Good observation about the placing the bible on the shelf with the others...  symbolic but there has always been this attempt by gentiles to make the bible a pure literary piece...

All these futuristic movies are telling us that if we don't get it together to some degree we could be facing this or that... 

the spirit of genius is always in God's hand...  men pervert it or destroy it...

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« Reply #17 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 21:30:33 »
We got this from a clean films place so some of the violence and language(?) may have been edited out.  I don't like  many violent movies but this was such a different story line that I endured.  I enjoyed watching it.... once.  It's not something I would watch often. 

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« Reply #18 on: Fri May 16, 2014 - 08:33:38 »
It was good until the very end when the Bible was trivialized as just another great religious book.

I was impressed by the fact that Denzel's character had totally memorized the Bible. I found that fascinating.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #19 on: Thu May 22, 2014 - 05:45:46 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)
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« Reply #20 on: Thu May 22, 2014 - 07:01:42 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)

True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #21 on: Sun May 25, 2014 - 22:49:45 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)

True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

To me it showed that in light of the worlds occupants all but distroying themselves, God could preserve the Bible by supernatural means. (In a blind man's memory) would we have expected God to do anything less?

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« Reply #22 on: Mon May 26, 2014 - 00:04:04 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)

True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

To me it showed that in light of the worlds occupants all but distroying themselves, God could preserve the Bible by supernatural means. (In a blind man's memory) would we have expected God to do anything less?

No, but I kind of expected more out of the screenplay than to have it end like that. After all he went through the Bible is just extracted from his memory and filed away with all the other supposedly "similar" books. I didn't like that at all and it was a BIG letdown after what I had thought was a pretty decent movie.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon May 26, 2014 - 19:06:11 »
It showed that man can degenerate to unbelievable lows. Which is exactly what was portrayed. Extracting and recording his memory was the rebirth of the word of God from the depths of despair and depravity. God will overcome again, but that will be the sequel.
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« Reply #24 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 07:16:28 »
It showed that man can degenerate to unbelievable lows. Which is exactly what was portrayed. Extracting and recording his memory was the rebirth of the word of God from the depths of despair and depravity. God will overcome again, but that will be the sequel.

Well, I'll impatiently await the sequel then.

And Man is degenerating now and will continue to do so exactly as prophesied in Revelations.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #25 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 07:27:44 »
And as portrayed in the movie. We as Christians KNOW the word of God will survive no matter what.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #26 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 11:51:19 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)

True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

To me it showed that in light of the worlds occupants all but distroying themselves, God could preserve the Bible by supernatural means. (In a blind man's memory) would we have expected God to do anything less?

No, but I kind of expected more out of the screenplay than to have it end like that. After all he went through the Bible is just extracted from his memory and filed away with all the other supposedly "similar" books. I didn't like that at all and it was a BIG letdown after what I had thought was a pretty decent movie.

Yeah but it was a realistic viewpoint. I.e Eli thought the book extremely important and willing to risk his life and go to extreme lengths to preserve it, even memorizing the whole book, also some insights of divine help when he heard a voice inside himself about the book. But to the remnant of government or branch of the Navy on that ship, they looked upon it as a historic document of great importance to preserve history of America, which they place on the shelf with other important educational and cultural books. So even Eli had a smell of divine purpose and maybe a hint of faith in God (i.e belief that God will protect him, but yet, not exactly a great evangelist and love of Jesus) the Navy, historians, did not have such faith, their mission and focus was to rebuild America, not preachers or men of God, they probably even resented God after going through an apocalypse.

Revelation
And men blasphemed God because of their plagues, but repented not.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #27 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 12:05:50 »
THAT  it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)

True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

To me it showed that in light of the worlds occupants all but distroying themselves, God could preserve the Bible by supernatural means. (In a blind man's memory) would we have expected God to do anything less?

No, but I kind of expected more out of the screenplay than to have it end like that. After all he went through the Bible is just extracted from his memory and filed away with all the other supposedly "similar" books. I didn't like that at all and it was a BIG letdown after what I had thought was a pretty decent movie.

Yeah but it was a realistic viewpoint. I.e Eli thought the book extremely important and willing to risk his life and go to extreme lengths to preserve it, even memorizing the whole book, also some insights of divine help when he heard a voice inside himself about the book. But to the remnant of government or branch of the Navy on that ship, they looked upon it as a historic document of great importance to preserve history of America, which they place on the shelf with other important educational and cultural books. So even Eli had a smell of divine purpose and maybe a hint of faith in God (i.e belief that God will protect him, but yet, not exactly a great evangelist and love of Jesus) the Navy, historians, did not have such faith, their mission and focus was to rebuild America, not preachers or men of God, they probably even resented God after going through an apocalypse.

Revelation
And men blasphemed God because of their plagues, but repented not.

I still would have preferred that the word of God was accepted as being the only accurate truth at the end of the movie and not grouped with other books. The end let me down because it wasn't what I had expected it to be or should have been.

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #28 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 14:27:41 »
Ummmmm

Eli was blind.  The bible was in Braille

He had been blind through the whole movie.  God had helped him through all the trials.   

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« Reply #29 on: Tue May 27, 2014 - 18:02:36 »
Exactly! The whole movie was counter to what I would have wanted and the ending was basically the only redeeming quality, and a powerful one!

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I really enjoyed this movie, especially the ending.

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« Reply #31 on: Mon Mar 23, 2020 - 16:54:01 »
True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.

The demands of Hollywood was to trivialize the Bible, and the makers of the Book of Eli capitulated.  When Mel Gibson made the Passion of the Christ, the usual Hollywood suspects demanded that Gibson include a message at the end of the movie about all the Jews the Romans killed, to trivialize the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. Gibson stood his ground.

I notice that many Christians refuse to see the elephant in the room, even when it's pointed out to them.  If they should address the elephant, they defend it.  I'm reminded of Romans 1:32

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Re: The Book Of Eli
« Reply #32 on: Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 06:43:55 »
Hated this movie.


90 minutes of mostly gratuitous violence is not made better by the fact that all the blood-letting is done in the name of God.


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How much violence and blood-letting done in the name of God did it take to secure the Israelites in their land?

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« Reply #33 on: Tue Mar 24, 2020 - 18:16:07 »
How much violence and blood-letting done in the name of God did it take to secure the Israelites in their land?

The Bible has a lot of violence, including genocide in he name of God.  The hero of this movie only used violence in self-defense. Many Christians demand Christian entertainment be effeminate, such as free of violence, and so most Christian media is boring garbage.  These same men often love violent movies and sports. It's really just violence "in the name of God" that offends them.