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Eagle Eye (2008)

Director:
D. J. Caruso
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Eagle Eye
RUNNING TIME
118 minutes
Producer:
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Pat Crowley
Screenwriter:
John Glenn
Travis Adem Wright
Dan McDermott
Hillary Seitz


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jerry Shaw Shia LeBeouf
Rachel Holloman Michelle Monaghan
The voice Julianne Moore
Zo Perez Rosario Dawson
George Callister Michael Chiklis
Major William Bowman Anthony Mackie
Tom Morgan, FBI Billy Bob Thornton

 

Review

Remember that big, megalomaniac computer that Richard Prior got built for himself in Superman III? Well, here in Eagle Eye it has mated with HAL 9000 from 2001, but sadly the offspring has turned out to be an uncontrollable mutant - seemingly on crack - that best be put to sleep sooner rather than later. The director of this mess is D. J. Caruso (the other D. Caruso, if you like), and his idea of an enthralling action-film is based on the complete opposite of 'less is more'. Sure, the plot is ludicrous, but the endless, unmotivated and frenetic action is far more annoying than any bad writing. The story itself might have been interesting, had it been completely rewritten and borrowed some intelligence from somewhere. As it is, however, there's almost nothing in Eagle Eye that doesn't act as an excuse for the filmmakers to go berserk with boring action and special effects. Julianne Moore "stars" as that voice. Needless to say, she's an even worse stand-in for HAL 9000 than she was for Clarice Starling.

Copyright 10.1.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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