Friday, October 23, 2009
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Do you have a fear of flying? A lot of people do and ever since 9/11 those fears have gotten bigger. I personally dont have a fear of flying more than I have the fear of what this movie is based on: sitting next to the WROOONNNGGG person on a flight. And Red Eye does this in a great, moody and well acted way.
Red Eye is basically the story of Lisa (played by Rachel McAdams) who is on her way home to Miami. She has a fear of flying and decides to take the Red Eye flight, thinking there will be less risk. While in the airport she meets Jackson Rippner (played by Cillian Murphy).
Before I go on let me just say that is the suckiest excuse for a villian name Ive seen in a while. Jackson Rippner? Jack the Ripper? I mean his name might as well have been Dr. Acula or Alucard Reficul. If the name didnt give away his evilness than his overall creepiness as well as that smile certainly would do the trick.
Anyway...Lisa gets on the flight, sits down next to Rippner and she learns, once they get in the air, that he is evil.
Its a pretty good tension filled thriller and seasoned director Wes Craven takes his horror roots and sprinkles them into a great thriller. The plot is quick and interesting, failing to rely on cliches but more on actual in depth conversations and good action.
Its not the perfect movie and towards the end it seems a little horror movie-ish but for fans of Craven, McAdams, Murphy or just in the mood for a thriller than you could do a lot worse than this.
MY VERDICT: SEE IT