Eagle Eye

by December Lambeth on September 26, 2008

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Eagle Eye
  • IMDB: link

I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you. Damn I did it again, I keep getting Eagle Eye confused with 2001: A Space Odyssey, how clumsy of me.

Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) is an underachiever, he does very little to simply get by; shortly following his brother’s death Jerry is thrown into a whirlwind of shit and finds himself in a life threatening situation with a perfect stranger. Rachel (Michelle Monaghan), a beautiful and young single mom, is forced by a mysterious phone call to assist Jerry in some diabolical plan that has them fleeing from Agent Thomas Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton) a sarcastic butt of a FBI agent, and eluding Zoe Perez (Rosario Dawson), Air Force Officer.

Jerry and Rachel try to run from the directions of a lunatic, but no matter which way they go the mysterious woman on the phone shows up everywhere. She is on strangers cell phones, billboards, train readers, everywhere and anywhere that has an electronic signal she can get to them. Everything is set up just perfect from a shot for high altitudes to fire alarms for distraction, there is no escaping for Jerry and Rachel, they have to do whatever they are told or Rachel’s son will meet with an untimely death.

As they go through the maze like little rats with Agent Thomas Morgan on their tails, the two grow a bond and Jerry makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Rachel and her son. Actually he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his country and all mankind from the evil conspiracy of one manipulative “mind”.

Don’t hold your breath for anything remotely different, but Shia is cute and works well in a scruff. I would watch Eagle Eye again, hell I might even be interested in purchasing it when it comes out on DVD, and then again I own Disturbia, Transformers and Holes too. It’s interesting to see where our country might end up if the human race could get anymore lazier and depend on computers to do the work for us. Keep making computers smarter, people ultimately get dumber and who will take over the world?

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