D.J. Caruso’s “Eagle Eye” has the makings of a pretty damn good thriller. It certainly looks good from the first two trailers we’ve seen of it, including this latest one, which finally shows Michelle Monaghan’s Rachel character, a single mom who, like LaBeouf’s young slacker, is roped into some bad things by some anonymous terrorist types who calls them over the phone. Billy Bob Thornton is still playing the clueless fed who has to figure out what’s going on — basically, he’ll do that for the entire movie, until the VOILA! moment where he finally “gets” it, ala every action movie with clueless feds since “Die Hard”.
A young slacker and a single mom get tangled up in a terrorist cell plotting a political assassination.
D.J. Caruso directs from a script by John Glenn, Travis Wright, Hillary Seitz, and Dan McDermott. Catch an eyeful September 26.