Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eagle Eye (2008) PG13 - 4½ Stars

Wow, what an intense action packed movie. I love it when my heart races while watching a movie and this one can really raise your adrenalin. The ending was not as exciting as the beginning for me, but all and all, I really liked this movie. It could be also because of my love for computers and their capabilities, sometimes scary. I definitely don't want to spoil too much about this one but will be adding this one to my collection.

Your local ATM machine tells you you're rich, it starts spitting out large withdrawals of cash, you run for home only to find it filled with enough firearms and bomb making ingredients to definitely you'll never be able to explain, and as your cell phone rings, it's a woman's voice telling you to leave your apartment within 30 seconds or you'll be arrested. Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) has a lot to take in and by the time he's ready to flee, it's too late and he is arrested as a terrorist. Enter Agent Thomas Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton) who thinks the F.B.I. has just landed a cut and dry case. That is till a signed authorized fax comes through allowing Jerry one phone call which puts him in a room alone with a telephone. On the other end, the woman's voice commanding him to "DUCK."

Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) is a recently separated single mom who's out on the town for the night with her girlfriends. She receives a phone call on her cell from a voice telling her to go outside and get into a certain car with keys waiting inside. And if she does not comply, they show her pictures of her son, who she has just put on a train to Washington D.C., and tells her if she ever wants to see him alive, start driving.

With an entire police for after them, Jerry runs to the awaiting car, driven by Rachel and together these two strangers will find themselves running from the law and placed in increasingly dangerous situations, all being commanded by this woman's voice and her seemingly supernatural powers. The two must fight to stay alive, while preforming unthinkable acts of crimes and all the time not knowing why they are doing it. But they realise it's something huge, when they are on their way to the White House where every body in the Presidential Cabinet, will be attending.

Paramount Pictures
Director: D.J. Caruso
Writers: John Glenn, Dan McDermott, Hillary Seitz
Producers: Patrick Crowley, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
I viewed 1/09

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was good too but maybe only a 4