Wow. I am still thinking about this movie after having watched it a few hours ago, and I probably still will for days. This movie was truly phenomenal.
The writing of the film was absolutely great. It was constantly intense, and the film could have became slow, but it thankfully didn't. The writing also seemed to do a good job of being fair to people of other cultures. For example, in movies like "No Escape", people from foreign cultures are collectively seen as evil just for being a part of that culture, but it is not that way in this film. As I mentioned before, the film is also a very deep examination of morals. It makes you think about your morals and what you would actually do if you were in that situation. What seems like it would be an easy decision really wasn't, and the writing does a very good job of showing that.
The acting of the film is also great. Helen Mirren is fabulous in her role. She does very well in making the character feel natural. Barked Abdi is also very good in his role. He brings the same charm that he brought to "Captain Phillips", however to a protagonist. Alan Rickman is obviously great as he always is. This film reminded me why I was so sad when he died, as he is such a good actor. The most surprising performance to me, however, was that of Aaron Paul. He was surprisingly amazing, as he was so believable in his role. It really seemed like he felt the emotions that he showed.
So overall, I was extremely pleased with "Eye in the Sky". I highly recommend it if you like political thrillers, as it is one of the best movies of the year so far, and probably even one of the best movies who I have ever seen.
Eye in the Sky
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I See It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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