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Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 12/26/2008

The "cell phone thriller" is becoming a genre unto itself, and Eagle Eye should be considered a key example of the form. Frankly preposterous but compulsively watchable, this movie puts Shia LaBeouf in a mess of trouble instigated by a mysterious telephone voice. If he doesn't follow orders, dire things will happen--although when he does follow orders, the consequences are pretty dire, anyway. Also being blackmailed is a single mom (Michelle Monaghan) receiving similar phone calls. Why are they being jerked around by the purring female voice, and why is the road leading to Washington, D.C.? Actually, you won't have time to contemplate these questions, because director D.J. Caruso (who guided LaBeouf in Disturbia) keeps the action going at the customary breakneck pace. This is a wise move, because the real questions you'd likely be asking have to do with the plausibility of events on a minute-by-minute basis (most notably: how could Mysterious Phone Voice possibly know that the two pigeons would survive the hoops she makes them fly through, each one more death-defying than the last?). The actors tumble through this mayhem like scattering bowling pins, including Billy Bob Thornton and Rosario Dawson as government agents. Nobody has time to make much of an impression, and LaBeouf has much less room for puppydog charm than he did in Disturbia. Even that would be all right within the movie's berserk parameters, but the really irritating thing is the way the tacked-on final scenes reverse what would have been a heroic climax. No guts, no glory. --Robert Horton




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Customer Reviews:

  • Action-packed, Gret Audio/Video
    This Blu-ray is great. The storyline is fun and entertaining, though somewhat predictable. The hi-def audio and video is fantastic.
    I highly recommend this film....more info
  • Transformers meets Bourne Identity
    There's a very short, fairly lame, making of featurette on this DVD. At one point somebody says, we wanted to make the action real, we wanted people to live the action, we wanted people to remember the action in this fim.

    Well, action you get. Acting and story, you don't. Yes the chase scenes are amazing, there's some hair raising action. It all looks like another LaBeouf movie, Transformers, without the really cool CG effects or robots. So that does make these chase scenes lame or cool, depending on what you like.

    Story, well you don't get much. This film tried to be a Bourne Identity mystery. Instead, it's just another silly potboiler thriller. It tries to be all Washington DC, consipracy theory, all seeing movie. Sadly there are so many moments where the shark jumps, it's impossible to believe any of the nonsense that goes on. There just isn't enough space to call out all the non-sequitors in this film. It's actually like many reviewers have said, Shia, why didn't you just let those calls go to voice mail? Unknown caller? You don't answer those calls.

    Oh there are some really mornonic homages to 2001 A Space Odessy. Aria, the evil computer, has a red ball that looks like Hal's. She discovers the plot against her through wave patterns in a coffee cup. They try to dismantle her by removing her memory banks. She uses a crane to wipe people away. It's all too awful really. 2001 was a fabulous movie, it's sad when a piece of not so good film making does things like this.

    Shia is really tiresome in this film. He's done nothing of note since Holes (Holes (Full Screen Edition)). It's very hard to take him the least bit seriously. Billy Bob Thorton is decent in this film, be he's also hit that stupid stride with his music playing. And it just seems to rub off in this film. He jumped character way too often. The only bright star, Michelle Monaghan, and only because she is beautiful to look at. Acting-wise, well some decent moments in this film.

    Technically, yes it was well shot. Yes we learn in that Making Of featurette that the car crashes were "real", they avoided CG as much as they could. And that is supposed to make the movie more thrilling and "real." Oh just give me back the CG, there was nothing all that special about the crashes. In fact the tunnel crash of the truck flying in the air - I couldn't understand how that airplane, with very little clearance, didn't crash right into that truck. Real or not, the slo-mo was way over used.

    This film is about 45 minutes too long. You could very easily run this film at 4x speed during the conversations and actually miss very little of the plot line. The chases were fine, about the right length. All the nonsense inbetween, cut it away.

    The single disc DVD has really bad deleted scenes. They all belong in the garbage can. There were only 4 scenes, one of which, I found hard to figure out what was different from the film. The making of featurette is around 4 minutes long, and is moderately interesting.

    Rate PG-13, violence, some strong language here and there. No nudity. No sensual scenes at all. It's a very chaste film. But, a ton of stuff gets blown up and crashed.

    Just didn't care for this film very much. The chase scenes were fine. The rest, trash can. Don't waste your time, watch the Bourne series over again, it's time better spent....more info
  • outlandish flick
    Hey, if computers come with a powerdown button, why cant a freaking thinking computer? Even chief Wiggum in "The Simpsons" knew that! But they didnt think of it, so they made a movie based on this. I believe this movie was inspired by "The Matrix" and "I-Robot". The thought of a computer locating you, tracing every moment of you is just too outlandish for present times....more info
  • Blu-ray: Non-stop action! You're definitely in for one hell of a wild ride! `EAGLE EYE' looks and sounds great via HD!
    Back in the late 90's, well-known producer/director Steven Spielberg had an idea of a story about the government using technology as a way to watch people. An idea that is based on Isaac Asimov's short story "All the Troubles of the World". With the discussion of how far the government can go in profiling and surveillance will always be debatable but this film does have its relevance with today's news and thus Spielberg's idea from the mid-to-late 90's became a reality in 2008 with the release of "EAGLE EYE".

    The film is directed by D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia") who was inspired by Robert Lantham's "War Games" when creating "EAGLE EYE". The film ended up grossing over $177 million worldwide and had a budget of $80 million. The film reunites Shia LaBeouf with Steven Spielberg (who produced "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") and Caruso (for "Disturbia") and stars the following talent Michelle Monaghan ("Mission Impossible III", "The Heartbreak Kid", "Bourne Supremacy"), Billy Bob Thornton ("Monster's Ball", "The Alamo", "Mr. Woodcock"), Rosario Dawson ("Sin City", "Seven Pounds", "Clerks II") and Michael Chiklis ("Fantastic Four","The Shield", "The Commish").


    VIDEO & AUDIO:

    "EAGLE EYE" definitely showcases awesome picture quality and I wouldn't expect anything lower from a Steven Spielberg produced film. The film featured in 1080p High Definition with an aspect ratio of 2:35:1 features an enormous amount of action that in both daylight, night, lowlight conditions with no signs of artifacts. Blacks are really nice and deep and I recall no artifacting or low-light noise.

    The outdoor scenes are absolutely beautiful but despite overcast but the amount of detail and the number of locations featured in the film definitely is a major plus. You really get something new with each shot. Overall, a beautiful transfer that I can't complain about. There are a lot of colors in the film and almost an artistic way of utilizing colors courtesy of Director of Photography Dariusz Wolski is known for his work on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films and "Sweeney Todd" but his experience really gave "EAGLE EYE" a visceral explosion with the amount of colors combined with the action and of course, the audio.

    "EAGLE EYE" is featured in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and this lossless track is just pleasing to listen to. Of course, having watched the car chase scene and hearing how beautiful that film sounds and now watching "EAGLE EYE", "QoS" definitely haves the one up on "EAGLE EYE" in the sound department but that is not bad by all means. The amount of audio from the various chase scenes to the explosions definitely give your home theater setup a workout.

    Overall, there's not much to complain about the video and audio quality, both are well done!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    "EAGLE EYE" contains the following special features (many of them in HD):

    * Deleted Scenes - (4:39) A total of three deleted scenes featured below and an alternate ending. The alternate ending was a bit farfetched as Jerry buys Sam "Rock Band" for a birthday gift and the kids start playing and performing the songs and we learn that Ariia has managed to get herself into a video game. I'm glad they didn't use that alternate ending.

    * Ethan's Wake HD
    * Minuteman HD
    * Twins HD
    * Alternate Ending HD

    * Asymmetric Warfare: The Making of Eagle Eye - (25:32) A featurette with interviews with the producers, director, crew, cast and behind-the-scene footage of the making of the film. How Steven Spielberg brought in D.J. Caruso to direct and how Caruso was reunited with LaBoeouf (both worked together on "Disturbia") and also working with the other talent such as Billy Bob Thornton, Michelle Monaghan and Rosario Dawson. How Caruso was influenced by "Wargames" director.
    * Eagle Eye on Location: Washington, D.C. - (5:58) A featurette about shooting the film in Washington D.C., shooting the film at the Library of Congress, the Pentagon and working with actual soldiers from the military.
    * Is My Cell Phone Spying on Me? - (9:13) How the government can be spying on people with the use of cell phones. Interviews with the producer, director, the talents including Michal Zimmer (Asst. Professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Marc Rotenberg (Exec. Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center).
    * Shall We Play A Game? HD - (9:21) A conversation between "Eagle Eye" Director D.J. Caruso and his mentor John Badham, Director of "War Games". A very fun conversation to watch as we learn about both films and the differences of technology of the present and the past.
    * Road Trip - (3:05) A featurette about the many locations that "Eagle Eye" was filmed. The crew and talent all experienced a major road trip of filming in these many locations.
    * Gag Reel - (6:57) A fun, lengthy gag reel of the crew and talent having fun or scenes of them messing up their lines.
    * Photo Gallery - Using your remote, you can navigate through still images taken from the film.
    * Theatrical Trailer - (2:20) The original theatrical trailer.

    JUDGMENT CALL:

    "EAGLE EYE" was a film that definitely made me curious because the trailer had this hi-tech fugitive type of vibe going for it.

    But I have to admit that the film felt like it was full of non-stop action, many chase scenes and if anything, not much plot. Where Caruso credits John Badham ("War Games") as his mentor, where a film like "War Games" is effective is that although there are chase scenes, there is quite a bit of character development and an actual plot.

    Immediately in "EAGLE EYE", we are to believe that the government has given so much power to a supercomputer that in "Terminator" like fashion, it rebels, it kills and it feels slighted because the President of the United States went against its recommendation. The last time I saw a supercomputer get so emotional was 1997's "Universal Soldier: The Return".

    But of course the message being driven was how everything is now being connected through technology and that our privacy is now under the watchful eye of the government.

    But when there is potential for plot, Caruso goes Michael Bay and wants to focus on the action-scenes and granted, there are a good number of people who love that. Jean Claude Van Damme or Steven Segal films anyone?

    The characters brought into the mix such as Michelle Monaghan as Rachel. Every role she has portrayed, we have cared about her...but in this film, because of its chaotic pacing, there's no time to really give a damn. Michael Chiklis was not utilized as much as I hoped.

    And for Billy Bob Thornton and Rosario Dawson, do these two agents really need to squabble so much that their efforts are being tested by this supercomputer? I did enjoy Thornton and Dawson's characters but I felt they were not used effectively. Especially Anthony Mackie as Major William Bowman who becomes a hero as he defies the antagonist and you ended up rooting for the guy but he ends up being under utilized and I expected to see him one last time at the end of the film.

    And last, Julianne Moore did do a great job supplying the voice of supercomputer Ariia.

    But with the overall plot of a supercomputer that has gone on a revenge tirade...to say the least, "EAGLE EYE" is not a film about logic.

    What could have been an intellectual thriller, ends up being a film with a lot of destruction, explosions and two main characters who have no idea what they are doing but realize that they could be killed by electronic wires or some form of technology. OK... ...even in the middle of the country where there are no signs of technology but electrical wires, this antagonist has the ability to control even that and electrocute them.

    So, whether "EAGLE EYE" is trying to poke fun about the Patriot Act or being a film that wants people to consider the privacy issues going on today in the world, "EAGLE EYE" had potential but somehow the action scenes over dominates the film. With what plot does happen, it just seems farfetched.

    Did I dislike the film or the Blu-ray. Actually, no I didn't. I was entertained by the action scenes and when you know that logic can be thrown out the door, you just enjoy the film for what it is and hope that the screenplay gets even more creative or exciting.

    On the Blu-ray end, the action scenes look great and the audio quality is magnificent but along with great picture quality and great audio quality, you would hope to get a great story behind that. I did enjoy the special features especially the interview between "EAGLE EYE" Director Caruso and "War Games" Director John Badham was quite interesting. Especially when Caruso throws in "Saturday Night Fever" (which Badham also directed) as another film of inspiration. But where Caruso missed the boat is that with "War Games", you cared about the characters. There was a good amount of character development... But with "EAGLE EYE", action is put as priority over storytelling.

    Overall, "EAGLE EYE" was an entertaining thriller. I was not bored nor did I want to shut the film off. There are really cool action sequences in the film and that is the strong point of the film.

    The Blu-ray does feature great picture and audio quality and several special features to keep one busy. But overall, I can't help but feel that the potential for something greater was missed....more info
  • damn good show
    the show was a great one and it will be one of my familys favorites for a long time...more info
  • Wamp Wamp....
    Terrible movie, saw it in theatres. Shi laBeof was good in Disturbia, but that doesn't mean he should play the exact same charecter the rest of his life...Plot is boring and extremely predictable, do not waste your time......more info
  • Please leave your phone number and i'll cal back...
    I did hesitate to get-it, 3.5 star, the transformer dude in it, well it's a Spielberg movie, it can't be that bad, I find a special, I did get it use for almost noting. I did put it on my monster entertainments center and I couldn't sit comfortably deep in to my chair. The movie keeps e me on the edge of my chair almost the all time. Well it's not like transformer but it's a most see. Spielberg did-it again. Man I wish there was movies like that coming out every week. Na it would be too expensive.
    Excellent story maybe kind of dj-vue but so well done I couldn't see it coming, nice acting, allot of fast action, no time to think, non stop just do-it or die.

    I don't know why this movie didn't get a lease 4.5 star and be a block-buster. I recommend-it to anyone who like allot of action, suspense, perfectly acted and put together by a master in the field. I can care less of critics this is a good movie. I should get it in blue-ray, it's that good....more info
  • Eagle Eye
    Action from the beginning to the end. A thriller that keeps you guessing. Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are unbelievable. The Director: D.J. Caruso did a great job.

    Looking forward to something else just as entertaining from this group....more info
  • Great Action Flick
    It was a little slow getting started but, then it really got rolling.
    I would watch it again....more info
  • Eagle Eye (Blu-ray)
    Movie - 4.0

    When I first saw the trailer, I had no clue what the movie would turn out to be other than some kind of conspiracy-thriller. To my surprise, I saw it in theaters with a friend and enjoyed it, mainly for the chasing around, but also for the characters and the subtle philosophical conspiracies of privacy, control, and over-reliance on technology (which a lot of these titles usually do). In particular, I really like Jerry Shaw (played by Shia LaBeouf) and the way he progresses through the movie. His journey strikes me as a sort of intrinsic desire that everyone has to try their hardest in order to make an honest living, with some of us making it higher on the social chain, while others are.. well, not so fortunate. Not that there's anything wrong with a social gap, for the pros and cons of every person are unique and useful in their own way (as we see in this movie). I just think his initial circumstances and the results by the end of the film make for an entertaining, yet heartwarming experience. The one problem I do have, however, is with the suspension of disbelief. Now, I'm all for the outrageous and unbelievable (this coming from a guy who watches anime), but the concept of ARIA just feels a tad too out-of-touch with reality. Everything in the movie before "her" actual appearance feels so realistic, almost gritty. Then to be presented with what "she" is kinda' takes away that built up realism. And because of that, I recommend that if you haven't seen this movie yet, that you take it with a grain of salt and consider this more of a popcorn flick, rather than a full-blown conspiracy-thriller with real-world machinations. Keep your imagination open and you'll probably enjoy it.

    Video - 4.5

    Eagle Eye is presented to us by DreamWorks in MPEG-4 AVC with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. As I mentioned about enjoying most of the grittiness early on in the film, the visual style represents that feeling very well. About half the of movie takes place in dark areas or at nighttime, so blacks levels are very important and do not disappoint. Dark clothing, shadows, and pitch black darkness separate pretty well from one another, giving the overall film a great sense of realism and depth. Accordingly, daytime and well-lit scenes also do an adequate job of displaying colors and contrast, exposing the finer details in flesh tones, backgrounds, objects, etc. Some inconsistent levels of grain are present through a few shots, making this just short of demo material. But given that the movie itself isn't even supposed to be that flashy, it's an excellent transfer, nonetheless.

    Audio - 5.0

    In addition to a near-flawless video encode, DreamWorks also provides a VERY capable TrueHD 5.1 track. Dynamic range in combination with LFEs are most present during chase sequences and are accompanied by a bombastic musical score composed by Brian Tyler, who uses quite a bit of percussion, giving the overall sound stage a nice oomph to the sub-woofer. Directionality goes from subtle to chaotic in the blink of an eye when on-screen action gets hectic, sending all sorts of sound effects from left to right, through the front, and back to the rears. Dialogue is crisp and clear (yes, even Billy Bob sounds coherent) with zero dropout or discrepancy. I was pleasantly surprised at how great this sounded, given it's not even an all-out action flick. The car chase scene is reference quality.

    Extras - 4.0

    I always love seeing well-made production segments. It shows me just how much work and effort goes into creating a film, giving me a greater sense of appreciation for what everyone in this industry seeks to accomplish. While not as lengthy or in-depth as it could've been, the extras on this BD were enough to win me over. The large majority of these extras include various interviews with director D.J. Caruso and other cast/crew, some brief commentary about the eerie reality of government privacy invasion, and then a few spots on design/shooting locale. There's also a 7-minute gag reel, which I found hilarious given what Billy Bob was saying towards the end of it.

    Overall - 4.5

    Eagle Eye presents itself very well for a large majority of the movie. It's an exhilarating conspiracy-thriller with lots of chases, plot twists, and even a little bit of character development. That being said, the last small chunk at the end is a bit far fetched in comparison to everything prior. But if you're willing to think outside the box and accept the unconventional here and there, you'll enjoy this. Top that off with an almost-perfect video transfer and reference quality sound, and you've got a high recommendation on my part....more info
  • Eagle Eye
    Good suspenseful flick, even if a little far fetched. Great actors, cool special effects, and awesome soundtrack....more info
  • Fantastic
    This movie was fantastic! Keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Great Blue-ray price as well...more info
  • familiar plot
    I get the feeling I've seen this plot before. Very similar to the movie "I Robot" and extremely similar to Isaac Asimovs robot series novel. Great action throughout but 'same old same old'.
    ...more info
  • My View
    My best friend suggested that I get this movie, but was very skeptical. However, I did rent it and loved it. This was an excellent movie and watching it in blu-ray was even better. I will admit that I did not like Shia LaBeouf or Michelle Monaghan, but this really changed my mind. They were both excellent in this movie. The movie kept my attention and don't think it was too fast or too slow. Yes, I read all the reviews (good and bad) and cannot see how anyone didn't like this movie. I am not sure what others who did not like it were expecting, but I can only say a person should keep an open mind when watching this and any other movie that comes out....more info
  • Unwatchable
    Kept going until the last frame, but just couldn't get into this "action" flick. Felt like the plot was too confusing and the actions were just going through the motions. Not worth my time....more info
  • THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE - RENT IT NOW!!
    This was a really good movie! I recommend you rent it and download it to get the best quality because the roku thing sometimes sucks if you don't have an hd laptop (or PC) because even with a high-speed cable modem like mine, the gigs don't support it and it gets choppy, but when I downloaded it instead, it worked awesome! Amazon rocks! Eff netflix! I'm using amazon every chance I get! I love you Amazon! And Shia LaBeouf is pretty frickin good in this. I don't usually go for these types of movies, but it is pretty good. It's no Minority Report, but it IS very thoroughly entertaining! I highly recommend it if you like the thriller "don't know what's going on until the end" kind of movie. Sit back and enjoy with friends or a date - they will enjoy!...more info
  • Transformers meets Bourne Identity
    There's a very short, fairly lame, making of featurette on this DVD. At one point somebody says, we wanted to make the action real, we wanted people to live the action, we wanted people to remember the action in this fim.

    Well, action you get. Acting and story, you don't. Yes the chase scenes are amazing, there's some hair raising action. It all looks like another LaBeouf movie, Transformers, without the really cool CG effects or robots. So that does make these chase scenes lame or cool, depending on what you like.

    Story, well you don't get much. This film tried to be a Bourne Identity mystery. Instead, it's just another silly potboiler thriller. It tries to be all Washington DC, consipracy theory, all seeing movie. Sadly there are so many moments where the shark jumps, it's impossible to believe any of the nonsense that goes on. There just isn't enough space to call out all the non-sequitors in this film. It's actually like many reviewers have said, Shia, why didn't you just let those calls go to voice mail? Unknown caller? You don't answer those calls.

    Oh there are some really mornonic homages to 2001 A Space Odessy. Aria, the evil computer, has a red ball that looks like Hal's. She discovers the plot against her through wave patterns in a coffee cup. They try to dismantle her by removing her memory banks. She uses a crane to wipe people away. It's all too awful really. 2001 was a fabulous movie, it's sad when a piece of not so good film making does things like this.

    Shia is really tiresome in this film. He's done nothing of note since Holes (Holes (Full Screen Edition)). It's very hard to take him the least bit seriously. Billy Bob Thorton is decent in this film, be he's also hit that stupid stride with his music playing. And it just seems to rub off in this film. He jumped character way too often. The only bright star, Michelle Monaghan, and only because she is beautiful to look at. Acting-wise, well some decent moments in this film.

    Technically, yes it was well shot. Yes we learn in that Making Of featurette that the car crashes were "real", they avoided CG as much as they could. And that is supposed to make the movie more thrilling and "real." Oh just give me back the CG, there was nothing all that special about the crashes. In fact the tunnel crash of the truck flying in the air - I couldn't understand how that airplane, with very little clearance, didn't crash right into that truck. Real or not, the slo-mo was way over used.

    This film is about 45 minutes too long. You could very easily run this film at 4x speed during the conversations and actually miss very little of the plot line. The chases were fine, about the right length. All the nonsense inbetween, cut it away.

    The single disc DVD has really bad deleted scenes. They all belong in the garbage can. There were only 4 scenes, one of which, I found hard to figure out what was different from the film. The making of featurette is around 4 minutes long, and is moderately interesting.

    Rate PG-13, violence, some strong language here and there. No nudity. No sensual scenes at all. It's a very chaste film. But, a ton of stuff gets blown up and crashed.

    Just didn't care for this film very much. The chase scenes were fine. The rest, trash can. Don't waste your time, watch the Bourne series over again, it's time better spent....more info
  • Entirely believable
    In the same tradition as Enemy of the State, this thriller was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I really enjoyed the blending of existing technology and the further step this film took. For all of those out there saying the technology in this movie is bogus, YOU ARE WRONG!! I have seen this technology with my own eyes and it does exist. I am refering to the tracking systems located in Department of Defense holdings. What is amazing to me was the intricate plot that the movie had. Anyone who thinks that this world of surveillance does not exist is living in a fantasy. Can someone say PATRIOT ACT??? But it was a cool movie with great action. I was glued to the screen in a way that I haven't been in a long time. Also a good film to display the great quality of your HD home theater. What else can I say, of all the newer movies out right now this is one you should buy. ...more info
  • Subliminal message
    "Eagle Eye" doesn't deserve the thrashing it got at the critics' hands, although at first sight, it certainly seems to. On the one hand, it's more like "2001"'s HAL gone postal on a national scale; and on the other, ARIIA is the voice of We, The People, as she stated in the story. In "2001", HAL did what he did based on what he knew and what he thought was best for the mission. Here, ARIIA also takes over for the purpose of protecting the Constitution and actually obeying it: when the executive branch endangers the nation, it becomes nil and void. The only problem is ARIIA took the violent route and became the villain through its destructiveness. Instead, she should have used her power to broadcast the opening scene of the story on the nation's TV screens everywhere and have patriots stand up to the executive peacefully. That would have been a true tour de force on the part of the movie makers. ...more info
  • eagle eye
    Never received my product. The worst service I ever had after years of service with amazon.com. Amazon should drop this third party client. Zero rating....more info
  • Great Movie
    Very good movie. Lots of action throughout the entire movie and the quality on blu-ray is excellent!...more info
  • No Charisma - None!
    Why is Shia Leboff being placed in so many movies? He has zero charisma and awful hair....more info
  • OK But Too Far Fetched
    It's an ok movie with a bit of a tired story. Though it is moderately entertaining if you can look past haw rediciously far-fetched it is....more info
  • Pretty Good
    This movie has been done before, but it is still an okay action adventure about a man and woman who start receiving strange phone messages from an unknown female.

    The concept itself is great, the unseen voice tells Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) to do rather extreme things, such as jumping out of windows or racing through streets, and is able to manipulate external factors around them so they do not get maimed, with some unknown plot behind it all.

    There is a strong tip off as to part of it early on in the movie at a funeral home, but otherwise the movie works well for the first half, then it falls down a bit as what is going on is unraveled and ultimately when the plot is revealed (or you figure it out) one rather famous sci-fi movie is VERY evident.

    This is not to say that recurring themes in mmovies are to be avoided, it is difficult to find very new and creative movies. And in fact Eagle Eye does have many good points and does some of these themes very well. The first half of the movie was done well enough that the lesser parts can be slightly forgiven.

    If it held up more along the way it could have been excellant, but it still winds up being pretty good and entertaining in its own right....more info
  • more than i expected
    is it far fetched??!! or could this really happen!!?? Big Brother is watching you with a whole new meaning! ...more info
  • EAGLE EYE (BLU RAY)
    FAST PACE N LOADS OF ACTION. PICTURE QUALITY IS SHARP N DOLBY TRUE HD
    AUDIO IS GOOD. DIALOGUE A LITTLE SOFT BUT IS FINE.
    WORTH BUYING.
    ...more info
  • Boy, Have We Seen This Movie Before
    Lots of spoilers here, but then, isn't this movie just a pastiche of a hundred others?

    Billy Bob channels Tommy Lee after Harrison Ford. Shia a scruffier Matt. When computers go bad, but this time with a creepy female voice. And don't forget, speaking of bad, The Patriot Act. Hundreds of Chicago police cars in spectacular pileups. Drones destroy with incredible accuracy. We're all being watched, we're all being monitored and it's all a seamless net of spying. Overachieving brother, slacker brother just waiting for his moment. And, of course, father finally recognizes slacker gold.

    How does it all end? The usual way, cleaning the couch of popcorn kernels still in the grasp of a pleasant mindless buzz. ...more info