Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye. I've been on an action movie kick lately, and, well, this is an action movie. What do I know about it going in? It has Shia LeBeouf... And the title sounds like a singer's name. Shia was good in Even Stevens. He was terrible in a few other movies, and tolerable in Transformers. But for some reason people like him. And I don't mind him, or the fact that he always plays the put-upon good guy who doesn't know why this is happening to him. Oh well...
Eagle Eye turns out to be a terrorist espionage film. Not a lot of surprises, but the film certainly keeps us moving. I was excited to see Michael Chiklis being his hardass self(un commish like) and I'm always happy to see Michelle Monaghan. If you like her(as I do) you have to watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it(her role) might blow your mind. Rosario Dawson (working with Shia for a second time - see terrible movie link above)is adequate as an Air Force investigator, she's obviously working hard to not be pigeonholed.
Despite a silly plot, the movie flows well, and you never get bored. I'm a big Billy Bob fan, and he doesn't disappoint. If you're sitting around, thirsting for an action movie, give it a shot.

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