Shia LeBeouf is the boy with the golden ticket. Probably not to go down in the annals of great Hollywood films, Eagle Eye does have potential to be a big draw at the box-office and in the face of rather weak competition even though I am sure Miracle at St. Advertisement They are Jerry and Rachel Shia LaBeouf and. Packed with non-stop action, this film includes frequent scenes of gunfire, explosions, car crashes and military invasions. How does the film depict technology and government surveillance? This is only made more offensive by the fact that I loved WarGames as a kid and amazingly enough the film still holds up today, which many from that time period don't, especially when they have to do with computer technology. As far as science-fiction goes, it's standard thematic material.
Look I can handle suspension of disbelief but this movie is both boring and stupid. The problem is that, unlike Bay's so-easy-a-caveman-could-follow-it scripts, Eagle Eye was written by four screenwriters. This movie made me want to bore my eyes out and stab my brain. Yet the biggest baffle for me was how anyone could have convinced Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson and Shia LaBeouf to star in Eagle Eye. Jerry works at Copy Cabana and Rachel is a single mom trying to make ends meet. There's no doubt it's unoriginal but the movie has an enormous energy that takes possession of the spectator,so the final experience is very entertaining.
Eagle Eye is one of those films that you can review three different ways from Sunday. Everyman protagonist who unwittingly finds himself at the center of a massive government conspiracy? And this is a super-duper-i-can-even-read-vibrations-in-a-coffee-cup- made-by-a-cel-phone's-tiny-speaker computer? This movie is so bad it wraps around twice, right past funny and back to awful. The story: The story is not original as we probably heard this kind of stories before. I'm not kidding; this is a mess of a movie. Everything from Get Smart to 2001: A Space Odyssey found its way in here somehow.
It's unfortunate, too, as it's clearly unnecessary, and even feels excessive in the chase sequence when Jerry and Rachel first meet. I actually would have enjoyed them more without the additional movement — made it harder to see what the heck was going on. We're supposed to believe that once this lock is removed, Aria can proceed with her plan to destroy the chain of command. While his chemistry with co-star Monaghan is almost non-existent, the actor does well to cover up most of the holes in this mismatch, and in his character in order to make Jerry a sympathetic, but engaging persona to watch. I look forward to film students using their clickers to work out the average shot length.
Jerry Shaw Shia LaBeouf is a twentysomething Stanford dropout who has bummed around the globe taking jobs in copy shops and the like, his failures in part a response to the successes of his superstar Air Force patriot twin brother. Caruso, who previously directed Disturbia which also starred Shia and Two for the Money which starred Al Pacino. Aria can control anything and everything electronic in the world, but can't overcome some internal programming that prevents her from accomplishing her mission. Caruso again with LaBeouf seems poised to undertake North by Northwest this time, but the film owes as much to Enemy of the State the phrase is actually used as any Hitchcock fare, with a dash of Live Free or Die Hard thrown in for good measure. Eagle Eye is a clunker, no matter how you see it dressed up. There's often too much going on in this movie -- though Shia LaBeouf definitely does his thing as the wise-cracking Jerry. This is bigger, more intense and more action than disturbia.
The film also stars Rosario Dawson as Zoe, an Air Force investigative-type and was directed by D. I'd like to say it's set in the near future, but it may well be here already. There are so many unbelievable premises I don't even know where to start. A couple inject themselves with an experimental fluid. This is not the case with Eagle Eye.
Across town, Rachel Holloman is sending her little boy Sam on a school band trip. The rest of the world has to pass through 20 layers of heavy security to get to Aria's secret level of the Pentagon. As far as action sequences go, Caruso doesn't handle them as ably as he did the suspense elements in Disturbia. Followed by Thornton and a likable Air Force intelligence officer Rosario Dawson they dodge falling power lines, giant mechanical salvage claws, and a variety of other unlikely obstacles on their way to Washington where--well, you know: They finally meet the chief baddie, uncover the nefarious plot, and spoiler? Yes it's far from realistic a lot of the time but isn't that the beauty of films? Any of which would have been a better use of time than watching this colossal turkey. Shia LaBeouf,Michelle Monaghan,Billy Bob Thornton,Michael Chiklis and Rosario Dawson bring a lot of enthusiasm to their characters. This unknown caller also contacted other people in a similar fashion. Women share drinks in a bar.
Conspiracy theorists will love this movie. It's not an assault on intelligence. The plot is just full of loopholes. A heavily burned man's corpse is visible in one scene. In a final coup d'fail, this movie used the modern day equivalent of the main character Hubert waking up from a dream, or having amnesia, or some other soap opera-worthy plot resolution-evading device: a computer that is so smart it becomes sentient. Shia LaBeouf is engaging as usual even though his ever witty rebel approach does not really show a new side to him after similar roles in Transformers, Indiana Jones, and well just about every other Shia LaBeouf movie.
Caruso once again brings Shia LaBeouf, accompanied by Michelle Monaghan, along for a ride best described as Enemy of the State times 100. Starring: as Jerry Shaw, as Rachel Holloman, as Zoe Perez, as Defense Secretary Callister, as Major William Bowman, as Thomas Morgan, as Agent Toby Grant, Anthony Azizi as Ranim Khalid, as Sam Holloman, as Mrs. The violence begins with a guided missile attack on a village in the Middle East where a terrorist is supposedly living; there's collateral damage from the attack. I mean, some movies are so bad the are funny see The Core. But if I consider it for its plot, it is just mildly interesting. The leads are amiable and the tone, though hectic, is never too grim.
This also may create some issues when the action gets a bit too fantastical for its own good. Well I noticed and I'm nowhere near the only one. I figured the movie would evolve into some sort of social commentary about the surveillance society we now live in, or the ease with which people as a whole can be manipulated. So here's an idea that would save billions of dollars and hundreds of lives: Why not get a couple of no-neck guys from the West Side to kidnap Jerry, haul him on board a private jet and transport him to Them? I'm predicting less than three seconds. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations — using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Gee - how many times has this same plot been done? Most of those films were fun, in a guilty pleasure sort of way. For Jerry Shaw Shia LaBeouf , the fear has become a reality.