Monday, 29 September 2008
In Eagle Eye, Shia LaBeouf is a low achieving drifter and Michelle Monaghan a single parent who are thrown together on the instructions of a disembodied voice representing an unknown organisation.
The pair become unwilling partners steered through increasingly dangerous situations by the voice for purposes they do not understand.
They are not the only ones.
In the style of modern Hollywood movies, the viewer of Eagle Eye is presented with a noisy, high tech, heavily edited series of adventures full of confusion such that I had little idea of who was doing what to whom.
The one thing I was certain about was that I shouldn't think. The action on screen defied all logic. When towards the end, pieces of the jigsaw were revealed and the overall premise of the film became clearer I realised that the movie was a modern take on aspects previously covered in movies such as No Way Out and even 2001 A Space Odyssey.
Steven Spielberg is the Executive Producer, so the film is slick and stylised.
There are many males in the cast, enough to suit most gay tastes, although for the most part they flash across the screen in a flurry of activity.