R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
The film didn't explicitly mention that the apocalypse was because of a nuclear war; writer Gary Whitta preferred to leave clues of the apocalypse instead. There are a few clues that indicate nuclear war, like the large bomb craters the characters are ... ...
Young Woman Hijacker:
Please, don't hurt me. Here, take anything you want. You want some food? Take it.
Eli: I'm not gonna hurt you.
Young Woman Hijacker: Yeah? That's what the last guy said. Could... could you help me? The wheel came off. I can't fix it. Maybe if I... if I could... but I can't.
When Eli is rowing to Alcatraz, there is a half-sunken ship grounded under the Golden Gate Bridge. That would be impossible since the water is 300 feet deep under the bridge.
Aside from the title, there are no opening credits.
£1,232,001 (UK) (17 January 2010)
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