The trailer for Eagle Eye did its job precisely. It got people curious enough to pay up at the theater in order to find out what the heck was going to happen in this high-intensity thriller-detective story.
One of the biggest problems we see at the Writers Studio is a lack of attention to clues, evidence and other necessary details in plot-heavy genres. While Eagle Eye isn’t the most clever mystery we’ve ever seen, it does focus on those all-important details. Eagle Eye gets this aspect right.
The film does suffer in some of its lengthy action sequences, and the final battle against the main opponent leaves a lot to be desired. And I have to take issue with the art direction. Anybody with an ounce of film history knowledge knows immediately when we meet the main opponent that they will turn out to be the mastermind behind it all.
Still, this film delivers exactly what it promises in the promo. Even though I came in with low expectations, it’s always nice to be surprised by a film, as it happens so rarely. Go see Eagle Eye if you want to study the plot structure of this genre. Or better yet, just rentThe Game or Silence of the Lambs.