Sunday, January 31, 2010


Shia LeBoeuf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton,
Michael Chiklis, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie

"If you want to live you will obey"


D.J Caruso (Disturbia) directs Shia LeBeouf again in this suspenseful thriller. Here he is Jerry Shaw, a copy associate (he works at a copying center) who together with single mother Rachel (Michelle Monaghan) are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. She instructs them to follow all her orders or else their families will be in danger. She can trace their every move by using the technology of everyday life such as cellular phones, CCTVs, traffic lights, signboards to control and guide them in their dangerous mission.

Hot on their trail are FBI agent Thomas Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton) and Air Force officer Zoe Perez (Rosario Dawson) who will stop at nothing to discover the truth behind the sudden criminal tendencies of Jerry and Rachel. The scary truth involves a top secret super computer called A.R.I.A (aka as Eagle Eye) who has been programmed to gather intelligence from all over the world. A tool which the Department of Defense uses to protect its citizens from acts of terrorism!

The film is filled with action packed scenes of car chases and things being blown up. It is fast paced and quite loud. As well as some getting to know each other scenes between the two main leads to create a romantic angle. The supporting cast is quite strong with Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson and Michael Chiklis (as the Secretary of Defense) playing vital roles.

Overall, it showcases the disturbing reality of how technology which was developed to make life easier can be easily manipulated to turn our lives into a hellish nightmare. All I can say is there is nothing more fierce and fearsome than a woman scorned!

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