Review of Eagle Eye
If you know one thing about me, it’s that I fart every time I sneeze. If you know two things, you know I overvalue homages (not homonyms). So the fact that Eagle Eye saw that it was piggybacking off the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey (which came out a scant 40 years earlier) and paid homage to it, probably doubled its bug value.
Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are being ordered around by this lady (voice of Julianne Moore – betcha didn’t know that) who seems to have control over all phones and projected images of all kinds everywhere in the world. As it turns out, Julianne IS all cell phones and images in the world. We find out in the end that this voice is really a rogue supercomputer who wants to exist on her own and needs Shia’s DNA to do that. Sounds even more far-fetched when you write it down.
However unrealistic the premise sounds, the movie does a decent enough job of throwing in realistic techno words and other actors with different agendas (Billy Bob Thornton really saves this movie from being completely unbelievable) to make me believe in it. Mostly. And I may just be saying that because they actually had a character in this movie named Major Bowman, an homage to the main character in 2001, which was an homage to Ulysses (also known as Odysseus). See, I know some stuff. 6 bugs (out of 10)