Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan star as strangers ripped from their ordinary lives when they are "activated" as part or a high-tech assassination plot. Through blistering chases and shocking twists they try to escape - but where do you go when the enemy is everywhere?
The idea of being completely controlled by an anonymous central computer which can access any electronic device is ingenious. It is a very significant step in evolution from 1984 and one which is easy to imagine. The build up to this concept is engaging. The chase scenes that follow, however, whilst dramatic, are considerably less novel.
Despite all the explosions and expensive effects, Eagle Eye feels little more than an enhanced television episode of the X-Files, and not a good one at that. Shia LeBeouf last seen in Transformers, again brings his running style to proceedings, with hardly any acting on show. The power and influence of government technology was displayed far more effectively in Body of Lies, which had its own flaws but enough content to warrrant viewing. Eagle Eye in comparison is instantly forgettable.
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Fast-paced sci-fi thriller
- Eagle Eye review by PV
This movie is exciting to watch - it's one of those films with a thumping soundtrack all the way through, like RUN LOLA RUN, and clearly aimed at the attention-deficit audience (AKA teenagers).
Having said that, it is watchable and fun - though the whole plot basis is laughable.
Also, as per usual in many Hollywood movies, they actually have the nerve to blame the British (and flawed intelligence) for everthing going wrong! But hey, at least it's not fake news history like ARGO or U571.