Ok, so I was thinking about going to the movies this Friday, and I honestly could not decide what to see. There are a lot of movies out now, and since The Dark Knight is out of my local theater, I have to pick something else. There’s Eagle Eye, this espionage thriller about a man (Shia Lebouf) being pinned as a terrorist and running for his life, which is supposed to be ok. A lot of critics are saying it borrows heavily too much from other spy films, and has 25% on RT right now. Here are the highs and lows of the reviews-
“The movie is so engrossing as an intellectual puzzle and such a solid thriller in every other department that it’s probably actor-proof. ”
“Caruso and Spielberg probably thought they were reviving the paranoid style of 70s political thrillers, but their story is so implausible it barely provokes a tremor. ”
Then there’s An American Carol, which even though is a spoof movie, is from the fathers of spoof. David Zucker, the man behind Airplane and Naked Gun, is behind this one, so I have faith in it. I personally didn’t think it was going to play in my theater, that is until I checked Fandango about 10 minutes ago. You guys haven’t let me down before, you chose Horton last time and it was better than 10000 BC, so I’m trusting you again. I personally think An American Carol is to be better, it looks like a really funny, good time spoof flick. What should I see, Eagle Eye, or An American Carol? There’s always Fireproof too.