Theatrical Trailer for Book of Eli Brings the Pain

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So yup, the secret is out: Eli’s little book, that everyone wants to get their little hands on, is a copy of the Bible. I kinda figured that’s what it was. Here’s the latest, action-packed theatrical trailer for the Hughes Brother’s post-apocalyptic movie “Book of Eli”. The trailer really plays up the action, which is not necessarily a bad thing. When it comes to big-budget post-apocalyptic tales, you can go gritty and depressing like “The Road”, or you can go the ass kicking route, which seems to be the case here.

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Starring Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits, Ray Stevenson, Frances de la Tour, and directed by Albert and Allen Hughes.

Grab a copy of Eli’s book January 15, 2010.


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  • THE MAN

    LOOK AGAIN I SAY IT’S HOLLYWOOD AND THEY TWIST THINGS. I’M NOT A JESUS FREAK BUT I AM RELIGIOUS AND IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION IT’S SAID THAT THE BIBLE, THE # 1 BEST SELLER OF ALL TIME WILL BE BANNED AND DESTRYED BY THE ANTI CHRIST. 1ST CLUE OR HINT OR THEORY. SECOND A MAN WALKING AROUND WITH KNIVES KILLING PEOPLE, CHOPPING HEADS OFF IS NOT FORBIDDEN. JUST AS THE DEVIL HAS SOLDIERS SO DOES GOD IN ALL COUNTS. EXAMPLE ANGELS OR PROPHETS WHO IN FACT WILL KILL FOR GOD. 2ND THEORY. AGAIN THIS ALL STARTED WITH “DEDPOOL” ASKING A QUESTIONS WITH A RELIGIOUS THEORY. IT MIGHT NOT EVEN BE ABOUT THE BIBLE BUT MAYBE DENZEL IS A SOLDIER OF GOD? AND THE BOOK OF ELI IS A NEWLY DISCOVERED OR HIDDEN CHAPTER FROM THEBIBLE? OR JUST LIKE THE MOVIE LADY IN THE WATER. IT WAS BOOK WRITTEN IN OUR TIME THAT CHANGED OR WILL CHANGE THE WORLD? THERE WHOOO.

    • Michael

      God will NEVER ask only one at any time to kill for him!!!!!! You can defend your self. And there is an Eli in the bible I am NOT religious but I have A faith and it leads me to where I need to go and I guess it lead me hear to corect some thing. And yes God has solders but they are Angels if there is to be any killing they will do it! If God sends anyone in for A mission it will be to spread the word of God and that person will probably die because Satan hates Gods word and he knows and that is one of his biggest fears A Christian who knows there verses!!!!!!!!

  • http://nc32203@yahoo.com THE MAN

    LOOK AGAIN I SAY IT’S HOLLYWOOD AND THEY TWIST THINGS. I’M NOT A JESUS FREAK BUT I AM RELIGIOUS AND IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION IT’S SAID THAT THE BIBLE, THE # 1 BEST SELLER OF ALL TIME WILL BE BANNED AND DESTRYED BY THE ANTI CHRIST. 1ST CLUE OR HINT OR THEORY. SECOND A MAN WALKING AROUND WITH KNIVES KILLING PEOPLE, CHOPPING HEADS OFF IS NOT FORBIDDEN. JUST AS THE DEVIL HAS SOLDIERS SO DOES GOD IN ALL COUNTS. EXAMPLE ANGELS OR PROPHETS WHO IN FACT WILL KILL FOR GOD. 2ND THEORY. AGAIN THIS ALL STARTED WITH “DEDPOOL” ASKING A QUESTIONS WITH A RELIGIOUS THEORY. IT MIGHT NOT EVEN BE ABOUT THE BIBLE BUT MAYBE DENZEL IS A SOLDIER OF GOD? AND THE BOOK OF ELI IS A NEWLY DISCOVERED OR HIDDEN CHAPTER FROM THEBIBLE? OR JUST LIKE THE MOVIE LADY IN THE WATER. IT WAS BOOK WRITTEN IN OUR TIME THAT CHANGED OR WILL CHANGE THE WORLD? THERE WHOOO.

  • Pete

    any chance this mite be against the bible in that the final war was a religous war and denzel’s goal is to establish a society with out religions? Hope not

  • Pete

    any chance this mite be against the bible in that the final war was a religous war and denzel’s goal is to establish a society with out religions? Hope not

  • Nord

    Definately right track, but the bible is being taken out everywhere “gobible” they are no longer in hotel rooms and they are also out when taking oaths in court. We are going to Happy Holidays and not Christmas. The movie is right in a sense but being a “religious” flick is wrong, alot of fantast which is man made up!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      To both “Pete” and “Nord” it’s possible. I mean if you look at the history of religious groups, “Fighting for your religion” has always been a part of it. I think that whole idea is wrong myself and people should be allowed to believe what they want. But that’s another conversation. If the final wars were religious wars, and it escalated to a point where it caused an apocolypse it’d make some sense that someone would want to try and start the whole thing over again. Besides if you look at Gary Oldman’s character, and his obsession with power and trying to obtain the book, it’s almost an allegory to the old church. Church=power. People it horrible situations need something to believe in. A person who had that power to draw people in with the “the word” would be the most important person alive. He’d be the new savior to a point. Yes I know that’s not what religion is about, and I know God wouldn’t want that, but that’s the thing. EVERY religous person to ever live wasn’t a true religous beleiver. Many used the church for their own gains. So if anything Eli could be a sldier for God, waiting to find the right person to restart religion. Just letting anyone have it could be very disasturous. As for the whole “Happy Holidays” thing it’s simply because the world, not just the U.S. isn’t just a chritian world, and saying Merry Christmas to someone when they aren’t crhistian isn’t the same and could be upsetting. Should we take it out of court. I don’t think so, but we should have alternatives or something if someone happens to be jewish, muslim or something. Just a thought.

  • Nord

    Definately right track, but the bible is being taken out everywhere “gobible” they are no longer in hotel rooms and they are also out when taking oaths in court. We are going to Happy Holidays and not Christmas. The movie is right in a sense but being a “religious” flick is wrong, alot of fantast which is man made up!

    • Dedpool

      To both “Pete” and “Nord” it’s possible. I mean if you look at the history of religious groups, “Fighting for your religion” has always been a part of it. I think that whole idea is wrong myself and people should be allowed to believe what they want. But that’s another conversation. If the final wars were religious wars, and it escalated to a point where it caused an apocolypse it’d make some sense that someone would want to try and start the whole thing over again. Besides if you look at Gary Oldman’s character, and his obsession with power and trying to obtain the book, it’s almost an allegory to the old church. Church=power. People it horrible situations need something to believe in. A person who had that power to draw people in with the “the word” would be the most important person alive. He’d be the new savior to a point. Yes I know that’s not what religion is about, and I know God wouldn’t want that, but that’s the thing. EVERY religous person to ever live wasn’t a true religous beleiver. Many used the church for their own gains. So if anything Eli could be a sldier for God, waiting to find the right person to restart religion. Just letting anyone have it could be very disasturous. As for the whole “Happy Holidays” thing it’s simply because the world, not just the U.S. isn’t just a chritian world, and saying Merry Christmas to someone when they aren’t crhistian isn’t the same and could be upsetting. Should we take it out of court. I don’t think so, but we should have alternatives or something if someone happens to be jewish, muslim or something. Just a thought.

  • Jesse

    Y’all probably think this is out of left field – but, I agree the “bible” is a possible ruse. I think the “book” is actually a mechanism to communicate with one satelite, or more, to repair the “hole in the sky”. This would allow the earth to reform – giving the survivors their second chance for forgiveness. Just a guess!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Not a bad theory at all actually. Not a bad theory at all.

  • Jesse

    Y’all probably think this is out of left field – but, I agree the “bible” is a possible ruse. I think the “book” is actually a mechanism to communicate with one satelite, or more, to repair the “hole in the sky”. This would allow the earth to reform – giving the survivors their second chance for forgiveness. Just a guess!

    • Dedpool

      Not a bad theory at all actually. Not a bad theory at all.

  • STUPID ASSHOLE

    I AM A STUPID ASSHOLE THAT TYPES EVERYTHING IN CAPS.I FEEL ALMIGHTY AND IMPORTANT,AND I AM DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION.LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY,BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT!!!11!!

    • Someone reading the threads

      Now, just when I was reading what seemed to be a very civil and intelligent discussion, somebody has to go and get all upset about someone else writing in caps!!!! Are you serious?

      Everybody thinks (and therefore acts) differently, right, people? That’s just a fact (and one that obviously is pertinent to any discussion about religion, for that matter). Therefore, when communicating via typed words (in a world where communication is hard enough, even face-to-face), it’s really unfair to judge someone else based on your own little personal perception of what’s “proper” or “normal.” I know lots of folks who always type in caps, not b/c they’re full of themselves, but simply b/c it’s easier.

      The person who wrote on this page in caps isn’t “desperate for attention” at all. They weren’t preaching to anybody or looking down on others’ viewpoints. In fact, they were mostly just throwing out ideas, many with question marks. This is an individual who types fast and doesn’t care that much about “the rules” of typing, grammar, etc. So, you really don’t have a leg to stand on with your attack, and I think you just need a little reminder of the fact that you’re in no position to judge another human being that you don’t even actually “know” (whatever that means, right? It takes a lifetime to really get to know another human being, much less yourself).

      You shoot yourself in the foot when you call others out like that, without considering how different their perceptions/motives might be from yours; having said that, I’m not perfect either, lol, but all I’m saying is…be cool, man…be cool…you sound like you’re jealous for attention yourself with that shiat. (mirror image projection: look it up)

      • Kevin

        I agree just chill it’s a movie with people comenting on it trying to understand it before it come out. lol just a movie.

  • STUPID ASSHOLE

    I AM A STUPID ASSHOLE THAT TYPES EVERYTHING IN CAPS.I FEEL ALMIGHTY AND IMPORTANT,AND I AM DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION.LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY,BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT!!!11!!

    • Someone reading the threads

      Now, just when I was reading what seemed to be a very civil and intelligent discussion, somebody has to go and get all upset about someone else writing in caps!!!! Are you serious?

      Everybody thinks (and therefore acts) differently, right, people? That’s just a fact (and one that obviously is pertinent to any discussion about religion, for that matter). Therefore, when communicating via typed words (in a world where communication is hard enough, even face-to-face), it’s really unfair to judge someone else based on your own little personal perception of what’s “proper” or “normal.” I know lots of folks who always type in caps, not b/c they’re full of themselves, but simply b/c it’s easier.

      The person who wrote on this page in caps isn’t “desperate for attention” at all. They weren’t preaching to anybody or looking down on others’ viewpoints. In fact, they were mostly just throwing out ideas, many with question marks. This is an individual who types fast and doesn’t care that much about “the rules” of typing, grammar, etc. So, you really don’t have a leg to stand on with your attack, and I think you just need a little reminder of the fact that you’re in no position to judge another human being that you don’t even actually “know” (whatever that means, right? It takes a lifetime to really get to know another human being, much less yourself).

      You shoot yourself in the foot when you call others out like that, without considering how different their perceptions/motives might be from yours; having said that, I’m not perfect either, lol, but all I’m saying is…be cool, man…be cool…you sound like you’re jealous for attention yourself with that shiat. (mirror image projection: look it up)

      • Kevin

        I agree just chill it’s a movie with people comenting on it trying to understand it before it come out. lol just a movie.