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28/08/2014 | Nikki Baughan

Gender politics has always been at the beating heart of horror. While it could be argued that cinema as a whole is preoccupied with the white male experience, no other genre gouges such an indelible gender divide. Scary movies usually embrace the tired tropes of man as predator,  [ ... ]


Eagle Eye (DVD)

DVD

It really feels like somebody's watching me...

Slacker Jerry (LaBeouf) struggles to live life in the shadow of his beloved older solider brother. A disappointment to his parents, he holds down a dead end job and poky apartment, When his brother is killed in action, Jerry is devastated – but his grief soon turns to fear when he realises he is being by a shadowy organisation. Through a variety of life-threatening blackmail techniques Jerry – along with single mum Rachel (Monaghan) who has been persuaded to help by a threat to her son’s life - finds himself carrying out a bizarre series of tasks that soon catch the attention of FBI.

OK, so as plots go Eagle Eye's is up there with the most ludicrous. Jerry and Rachel’s journey is peppered with massive potholes in logic and crazy flights of fancy but, to be honest, it’s so much fun that the fact that it barely keeps a toe in reality doesn’t really matter. Although it may claim to make a statement about modern life – particularly the fact that anyone can have their most personal details used against them by a faceless, nefarious big brother, Eagle Eye is nothing so deep. Instead, with the endlessly likeable LaBeouf and Monaghan putting in spirited, gung-ho performances and director DJ Caruso (Disturbia) keeping up the frenetic pace throughout, it’s a rip-roaring, thrilling, instantly forgettable peace of fluff. And there’s nowt wrong with that. 4 stars

 

Extra Features
The DVD release contains four deleted scenes, alternate ending and gag reel, while the Blu-Ray also has featurettes on the making of the film, the location and the technology.

ROLL CREDITS...
Stars
Shia Labeouf, Michelle Monaghan
Director DJ Caruso
Distributor Paramount Home Entertainment
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Released March 16th

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