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Vulcan Stev family movie review: Eagle Eye

eagle_eye_ver2Starring:
Shia LaBeouf …  Jerry Shaw
Michelle Monaghan …  Rachel Holloman
Rosario Dawson …  Zoe Perez
Michael Chiklis …  Defense Secretary Callister
Anthony Mackie …  Major William Bowman
Ethan Embry …  Agent Toby Grant
Billy Bob Thornton …  Agent Thomas Morgan

Synopsis from IMDb: Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice’s instructions, and soon he and a woman he’s never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son’s death if she doesn’t cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel?

Reviewers: VS, PIT#1, PIT#2, PIT #3

VS – 1.85 pointed ears
Shia LaBeouf proves with this movie that he has a broader acting range than Keaneu Reeves.  The plot is a little far-fetched and implies that a computer would be able to voluntarily take steps to override its programming.  The coincidences that continue to mount can be explained by the fact that the computer is basically self-aware.  Is such a scenario plausible? yes.  That’s what makes this a good popcorn flick.

PIT #1 – 2 pointed ears
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.  Shia LaBeouf is maturing beyond his role in Even Stevens.  I look forward to a long career for this young actor.

PIT #2 – 1.5 pointed ears
Good movie.  Decent action, a little far-fetched.  Just how many movies does Shia LaBeouf make each year?

PIT #3 – 1 pointed ear
The action scenes are good.  But the rest of the movie wasn’t enough to hold my attention.

6.35 pointed ears out of 8
Rentable it’s more viewable without commercial interruption..  Purchasable only if you collect DVDs

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March 20, 2009 - Posted by | Movie Reviews | , , , , , , ,

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