Saturday, August 1, 2009

Red Eye

I watched Red Eye at a friend's house after small group. With the director being Wes Craven I had a few expectations. The good news is all those expectations were met. The bad news is those expectations were very very low.

The film stars Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) as a manager of a very nice hotel and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later & Batman Begins) as the man who gets on the plane with her.
If you need any more help, he's the man with his hand holding hers in this picture.
And if you need to promote the film by using the quote, "killer of a thriller" you must know this is going to be a bad-bad film.
Would you do whatever the bad guy tells you if you're flying at 35,000 feet and your dad's life is at stake?
That's the plot of the movie. Add in the assassination attempt of the deputy secretary of Homeland Security and you get the horrible Red Eye.
The casting was awful. I enjoyed these two in their earlier films, The Notebook and Batman Begins but in Craven's world, these two do not act well.

Especially Murphy. His character is downright goofy. And that's not a good thing when you're trying to be a cold-hearted killer.
I know it's an older film, but do your best to avoid Red Eye.

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