Question : In the scene where Solara hijacks the car, why does the man who had Eli's sword in him stop her from starting the car, take out the blade, and get out from the car and kneel on the ground? Was he trying to say something to Solara or the leader? Answer: Most likely, Redridge is giving Solara a chance to escape Carnegie's regime.
At this point, he knows he's dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting Eli's canteen filled, bargaining with Carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking Eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in the house.
I think it may also have been used as a self-redemption moment for one of the bad guys.
Answer: Due to Eli's previous protections from harm, Redridge is already wondering if there isn't a higher power protecting Eli. When Redridge is impaled and realises he's in his last moments of life, he kneels, looks to heaven, and gives himself over to that higher power, hoping for redemption.
Answer: It's simple. He just wanted to see the sun without the glasses on before he died. Question : Throughout the movie at different times there were references to people's hands.
Like when Eli takes off his gloves to show the engineer his hands and says I'm not one of them. Did anyone see an explanation for this in the movie?
Eli is blind
Answer: Kuru, a disease caused by cannibalism, causes victims to shake. Question : If he is blind how do you explain the accurate shots with the arrow?
Answer: A large study was done after the atomic blasts in Japan in WW2 after the surrender on the effects to victims' eyesight. Those that survived became very keen to see movement as long as they were in bright light, also heightened since of smell and feeling vibrations. This would explain why Eli never traveled at night and was not totally blinded by a nuclear flash, if he was completely blind - night would give him a much larger advantage.
You notice he always travels when the sun comes up so he can see silhouettes of people and objects moving. Also he wears sunglasses because obviously he does not want his cataracts to get worse. If you watch the movie again there are many tells to support that he is only partially blind and had mild to moderate cataracts. You can also see his eyes on the boat to Alcatraz, showing his cataracts.
He was born blind, at the start he smells the hijackers and moves into the dark to level the playing field.
Answer: Believe he is partially blind. You don't need to be completely blind to need to learn braille. He is not blind.
[SPOILERS] Every clue in The Book of Eli that explains the ending.
He sees cars coming runs into the house and immediately checks the windows. Answer: He was blind before the flash. That's how he could read braille, and had a braille bible.
Remember, he asked Solaris' mother when she lost her sight - she said before the flash. That's why she also could read braille.
He was totally blind. God gave him the ability to do what he did. Answer: I think everyone missed something that is completely obvious. He always reacts.
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He never starts at first. During the gunfight he never once fired upon someone unless he was shot at first.
During the bridge fight, he did not attack anyone until they screamed or were close enough to where he was feeling them. When he found the body hanging in the closet and he felt it with his hands from head to foot and felt the boots. Same thing with the car with the skeleton. He felt all the way down and realised it did not have boots. Every fight scene and everything he did in this movie was a reaction to somebody else doing something first. Answer: It's clear from examining his eyes in various shots throughout the film that he is not blind for most of it.
He was almost certainly blind before his journey began, then is sight was restored so he could complete the task. There are several scenes where his eyes can be seen.
They are brown and when he talks to people, he looks them in the eye. At the end of the film, his eyes go gray, showing he is blind again.
Question : Why, when he gets shot, does he put duct tape on his abdomen over his shirt? Shouldn't it be under? Answer: Not really, imagine how painful the duct tape would be to remove from the bare skin around a wound. Putting it over the shirt still applies the pressure needed but with out the adhesive skin contact which would cause more problems later on. Question : In the beginning of the film, Eli kills the cat with the arrow.
He has donned a full gas mask and protective clothing. If the air was bad enough that he was not able to breathe it for fear of toxic fallout, how could he have eaten the cat and not gotten radioactive poisoning anyway? Chosen answer: I believe Eli was donning such protective gear, not as a means to protect himself from fall-out or any other such dangers but rather, as a means to mask his scent from the wild animals he was hunting. He would have been 'sniffed out' otherwise and nothing would have even come close.
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Question : How does Eli exit the room in Carnegie 's tavern? The guard said he was there all night and didn't see or hear anything. Answer: It seems to imply a miracle escape like Paul and Silas from prison in the bible.
Answer: The Guard must have fallen asleep. You see he even looks tired when approved. Answer: Did you miss the scene where the guard was lured away from the door, causing him to lie about being there all night? There are many signs that he's not in fact blind. For example, in the first house he finds, he wakes up just as the sun hits his face.
He also knows his way around unfamiliar territory all too well for a blind man - well for a sighted man, in fact.
He's able to follow the road without a cane.
He's also able to tell the difference between day and night. If he were completely blind he could travel at night and need less water, etc. Answer: No. Eli is not blind.
There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. In the first house Eli holes up in, he looks at the mouse, he roots through his bag, while moving his head to see better into the bag.
He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. He can see the Pawn Shop owner's finger on the trigger.
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He is able to find the Pawn Shop in the first place, even though he's never been there. Eli has several conversations with people while looking right at them. No one reacts as if he is blind. Eli closes his eyes every time he reads the Bible in order to more focus his sense of touch and cut off the visual stimuli.
He can see that the pawn shop owner hasn't detached the battery leads. He and Solara exchange a "What the? The man can see, at least to a certain extent.
He has normal vision throughout the film. He looks directly at people on several occasions, and his eyes are normal.
The point of the story is that he WAS blind hence his ability to read braille, heightened senses, ability to fight in the dark, etc. By the end of the film, he's completed his task and is dying, and so he returns to being blind, and his eyes are cloudy. He wakes up in the morning because he feels the sun on his skin and it's warm.
Not because it's bright. He found the pawn shop because when he open the door we see and hear the bell ring. Your eyes moving are involuntary reflex. You notice he does not look at the mouse until he hears the mouse.
Answer: He can see, but not by light. He walks by faith, and not by sight. It's a correlation to the bible. Making the blind see. He walks by faith, blind faith. Answer: He is only blind at the end, where he is channeling the words to be written. I agree he can see. He looks at his reflection in a bowl of water then disturbs the water as if not liking his reflection.
Not to mention the constant eye contact.