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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Movie Review: Eagle Eye

CJ has been excited about seeing this movie since she first saw the previews for it, which was earlier in the summer. So Tim and I decided we would do movie night (well, before 6PM so we could get the matinee discount prices) this past Friday, at its debut.

It's not that CJ is a thriller buff. More like a Shia LaBeouf-buff. She just wants to see HIM and since I've done the same thing, why not?

The movie started off pretty good..."thrilling". A young man is being commanded via phone, electronic billboards, etc. instructions to get out of a 'set up' -- he has been targeted as a terrorist and the FBI is after him.

So lots of cool stunts happen and the hollywood thriller begins...

And throw in a modestly pretty girl, who is also being commanded to do things -- her son being the 'carrot' to make her do some odd things. Then toss the two clueless, but ever-ready to pull off amazing stunts, victims and there's nothing Hollywood could think of to make Shia shine as the next rising action star.

And surprise, surprise. Billy Bob Thornton shows up as an FBI agent hunting down Shia.

I love Billy Bob's movies. To name a few: Sling Blade, One False Move, Tombstone, The Apostle. And I've seen most of his others, those pieces of crap...but I love to see him. No, not in _that_ way. Just something about the way he walks and talks...so it was a nicety to see him in this one.

And he was great but I'm sure it's because I'm a fan.

But as the plot weakens, I mean, 'thickens', it's obvious what is going on. And I realize "I know this movie...it's just a 21st century twist on...

...I finally figured it out, after asking $Bill and Tim if they knew of an 80s movie that had a computer come to life and wreak havoc on a man's life. That movie, as crappy as it was, made me cry...when the song at the end played:

Well always be together
However far it seems
(love never ends)
Well always be together
Together in electric dreams


And then I would boo-hoo.

And truly, that's what this one was for me. Except no boo-hooing. And I doubt I'll watch Eagle Eye 100 times like I did with Electric Dreams. And why I did that, I have no clue because I forgot all about the damn movie until I watched this...

BTW, CJ LOVED the movie. Couldn't understand why People Magazine rated it only two stars...

1 comment:

  1. isn't Eagle Eye the one where Shia LaBeouf becomes Indiana Jones? dang, now i'm all confused...

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