Red Eye

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Horror film director Wes Craven steps out and changes genres to direct the suspense-thriller, Red-Eye. After attending a funeral for her mother, successful hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) boards a red-eye flight from Dallas to Miami. She strikes up a conversation with Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) after briefly meeting him before boarding. At the very moment the plane leaves the ground, Jackson informs her that if she wants to see her father alive again she has to contact her hotel and change the reservation for the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security so someone can assassinate him. As the miles fly by, Lisa tries desperately to find a way to stop Jackson. When he demands that she contact her hotel with his cell phone to change the rooms it looses the signal (now there’s a great big shock) and she is granted a few more minutes to think of a way out of her predicament. When the plane eventually lands Lisa has had enough and she turns into an action hero and the real excitement begins. This is a simple film with two thirds of the script written within the framework of an airplane. During the long span with no action the movie depends on a convincing performance by McAdams and Murphy’s persuasive creepy act while the plane shakes, rattles and rumbles. (My wife would be trying to get out of the plane – even at 3000 feet) I just wish the movie was a little more compelling, more thrilling and a little more believable. After all, if a blind person doesn’t buy some of the situations (a fight in an airplane bathroom where I usually have trouble just turning around) how do they expect people who can see to believe it? This movie is slightly better than average and I’m giving it a C+ rating..

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.