Posted on 7/13/08 04:58 PM
It seems like the american horror/suspense film writers are just getting lazy, now.
The Eye, a re-make of the Japanese horror film the eye, (big surprise, I can think of another 100 movies that we've done the same with...Grudge...cough) This is about Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) who lost her eyesight when she was 5 years old, at request of her sister (Sydney didn't want it so much) she gets a cornia transplant, and is given sight again.
But... she...can see dead people. Yeah, similar to The Sixth Sense, she is able to see the dead... well, after they are dead. Everyone thinks she is crazy... and she seeks to learn who the eye donor was... And so on and so forth. Throughout, the scares are a bit minimal, but I just didn't get that completely creepy vibe I've gotten from some other films that I've seen. And of course the classic, occasional beings popping out of nowhere, that may give you a small jump.
The ending actually turned out better than I thought it was going to be, which is a key point for a movie. I was actually wondering how it was going to turn out (meaning what I wanted them to do, and what I was hoping not for ... like the grudge, ending and making the first one seem pointless...)
It thankfully does not end with the possibility of another sequel, which I completely hated a lot of horror films for, and there actually is a purpose to this one.
All in all, rent it. It's not terribly bad, but not terribly good.