Action Movie Review: Eagle Eye

This is a lovie review of Eagle Eye.

Plot Summary (courtesy of IMDB Movies):

Action Movie Review: Eagle EyeJerry 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?

Run Time: 118 Minutes

Movie Review:

Eagle Eye is one of those movies you've seen before that always gets done over and over again. The plot for this movie is really poorly thought through. It pretends to be a government conspiracy thriller but turns into a machines are taking over the world action flick. Everything about this movie was formulaic to the T.

But at least it doesn't take long for the movie to come out with it reveal what it's real plot is going to be, rather than leave you hanging until the end for a disappointing finish. I do wish, however, that it would have gone on longer with the suspense as to what was behind the whole ordeal but with a different outcome.

Shia Labouf, who plays the main character, does a decent job but as with a lot of his other action movies he feels forced into the position. He really is not an action hero as much as the film industry is trying to make him into one.

Eagle Eye really has all the components needed for a decent action flick with its chase scenes, explosions, and suspense. There was a little more CGI then really needed to be done for something that was so set into reality, but all in all a pretty seamless movie.

This movie really could have strove to be something a lot more original if the work was put into it. Instead the creators decided to fall back on a worn out plot model and add lots of explosions and some hot actors just to make a movie. It's worth watching if you are in the mood for the thrill but if you are looking for a new movie, this is not the place to turn.

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Overall Movie Review Rating: I rate this movie as a Good See - 3 stars

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