Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Catch the Red Eye

Hello, kiddies! Just watched Wes Craven's Red Eye. Implausible? Yes. Stylized? Sure. Predictable? Well, maybe, but I'm seen a thousand thrillers. This here's a good solid B movie. Tense, funny, violent, but not obscene. The two stars, Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy, do a great job of selling the Hobbesian choice premise. Basically, it's the "gun to your head/choose who dies" thing. Not exactly, the most reasonable way to go about criminal activity, but who can complain? I mean, at least global warming isn't the bad guy. The villain is smart and so is the hero, and the minor characters aren't useless bed-wetters. McAdams was in the Hot Chick, which, believe it or not, was not horrible. Murphy is fresh off of being a kind of effeminate bad guy in the utterly cool Batman Begins, and here he gets to be a bit more of a tough guy. If you can sallow the plot Red Eye will keep you in your seat and in the upright position.

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