Book of Eli has it's moments, times where it fills us with hope to see and hear that not all our cultural accomplishments will be lost in the ashes of the apocalypse. Ennio Morricone's timeless theme for C'era una volta il west will be under the survivors, and Johnny Cash will at least in oral tradition continue to be Live at Folsom, not to forget this fine piece of art.
And admist all of the distruction in this battered world we spy on the wall of one of Eli's temoprary resting places a discolored and torn-up poster for the movie A boy and his dog.
Goes to show that God has after all some sense of humour.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit