At the beginning of the movie, I found myselfwatching over a man named Eli who continuously walks for miles and miles in aworld full of scarcity where there is no life to live in because of the absenceof resources. It can be seen that the setting of the movie that the world was awasteland where there are no abundant trees around to breath in, no resources offood to get in, insufficient water to drink, land areas got dried up andthousands of building stood and started to decay over the years and got rottenbecause of the chaotic past that has the world began before then.
The storybegan to introduced Eli as a brave contender with a big heart and strong faithin God that no matter how hard life is, he continuously strives to survive inorder to protect what is inside of his bag. He got up into houses just to find supplieslike water and killed animals for food. Eli continuously walks out of nowherewhich seems to be like he is not lost in the world.
Day after day, he keeps onwalking under the heat of the sun and the lifeless land until he fulfills hismission in the world. As a lone person, Eli is determined and just keeping his headhigh as he protects a precious book inside his bag. This is not just anordinary book, but a book with hope and life that would open and widen theminds of its readers through the truths of the world. This is the Bible, theonly book that survived during the war. That is why Eli kept it so sacredly andprivately because it is the only thing that would reunite and restore humanityin the world as one nation and that could save us from the chaotic world welive in.
This sacred book believed to be spread out throughout the nations andvoice out its message to the people who believe in the Lord. Eli, as I referhim as the messenger of God, showed how strong and brave he is despite of thechallenges he has faced.While walking in the midst of the empty landwith no water to drink on and food to eat, he found a bunch of wrecked cars andsaw a woman asking him for help. But this man, Eli sensed that it is a trapfrom a group of men. Eli with his brave heart faced eye to eye these group ofmen who tries to overpower him but with his skill, he fearlessly defendedhimself from death and turn down those men on the floor. I believe that withhis strong personality and faith in God, he was given a gift of skill from Godthat would protect him and save him from any kinds of challenges because he hasa purpose in life to fulfill. That first action scene in the movie, made mebelieve that Eli is a person to look after because of what he has showed and howhe defended himself from a group of men which keeps me on track to the nextsequence of the story. After which, he found a remote area where few peoplelive in.
A village where powerful individuals’ controls over people. It is alsoa place where there are no sufficient resources that could sustain the life ofmany people. This problem showed in the movie is what we called scarcity ineconomics. Where it explains the improper allocations of limited resourceswhich resulted to the inadequate water supply in the ruined village. I fullyunderstand now why the people in the movie lined up even if there is a longqueue just to drink for the water. This is where the study of economics becomesso significant because of it allows us to understand little things that couldanswer our big questions in the world. As Eli, waited for his water, anotherman tested him and got up again into action.
It is where he met a man namedCarnegie and offer him a place to stay overnight. Little did he know, Carnegiesaw a potential skill of Eli to become part of his troops because of what hesaw from Eli’s fighting skills. At night, Carnegie sends Solara the daughter ofClaudia to satisfy Eli but being with a dignity, Eli refuses and Solara seeksto stay so that her mother would not be hurt by Carnegie. Solara saw the bookthat Eli’s taking care of.
Out of curiosity, Solara tries to ask what the bookis all about but Eli stayed firm not to talk about it. The next day, whenCarnegie knew that Eli has the sacred book, he then sent his men to look outand search for Eli