Eagle Eye (Two-Disc Special Edition)

I think that America’s current WAR ON TERROR is the perfect example of a delicious irony.  America, she loses her war in Vietnam and decides to defeat the Soviets in an arms race and become the most powerful and technologically advanced army in the world.  And now we are fighting against people who live in caves, use box cutters to bring down planes and put bombs in their shoes.  We worshipped at the alter of superior technology and now we’re stuck bombing wedding parties and Most Wanted # 1 is still on the lam.  That’s deliciously ironic.  Now there’s a movie about what could happen if we err even further on the side of technology being the answer.

Starting this December 28th, now available in a special edition two disc boxed set from DreamWorks Home Entertainment comes a thrilling tale of terrorism and surveillance and the human drive to survive.  Eagle Eye – Two-Disc Special Edition is ready to come blasting into your living room and transport you into a world of action and adventure.  Bring home this exciting film today!

Jerry Shaw works at a copy store and has no plans for his future.  His identical twin brother, Ethan Shaw, is killed in an accident and Jerry is at a complete loss for what to do now.  He comes home to a quarter million dollars extra in his ATM account and a house full of terrorist equipment.  A phone call warns him to get out and then the FBI captures him.  He is called later on and the voice helps him escape from custody and meet up with Rachel, another person being controlled by the voice from the phone.  Their quest takes them all the way to Washington DC in a plot that could end up decapitating the US government.  This film stars Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Billy Bob Thornton.

The special features included in this two disc special edition are a selection of deleted scenes, a look at being on location with the cast and crew and the theatrical release of the film on the first disc.  The second disc contains an alternate ending, a gag reel, a photo gallery, the original theatrical trailer, a look into the reality of this happening, a look into tracing people by their cell phones, a featurette about what it was like to be on location in Washington DC and a look into the making of this exciting film.

I actually enjoyed this Stephen Spielberg produced thriller.  I described it to some friends as being a Michael Crichton film directed by Michael Bay.  It’s a smart and technologically advanced story shot with lots of military stuff and a whole bunch of huge explosions.  With every movie I see him in, I do grow more impressed with Shia LaBeouf.  He’s a smart actor and he emotes very well.  I think he’ll go places and we will all become more impressed with him as time goes on.  Seeing Michelle Monaghan is always a treat and I’m sure she’ll rise through the ranks as time goes on.  Yet it was Michael Chiklis who was the big surprise in the film for me.  His role was balanced and even somewhat emotionally nuanced and that’s not something I ever expected an actor who played The Thing would be defined as.  This is a great popcorn flick and it actually carries an impressive message as well.

Keep your Eye on this film.

This two disc special edition is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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