“Cursed be the ground for our sake. For out of the ground we were taken and to the dust for we shall return.” Eli, Book of Eli
The Book of Eli allowed Denzel Washington to give life to the Christian mantra that we walk by faith and not by sight. This life after the end of the world depiction shows that if there were only one bible on this earth, there is still God.
Longtime fans of the screen stealer will see Denzel in a much different light. A walking disciple seeking what God has led him to find, Eli’s travels west are a test of his faith, endurance and his patience.
Spoiler for the ladies:
Not meant to be sexy, but even watching him bathe with a moist towellette from a fried chicken joint offer some delight.