Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Written by...EVERYONE

Check out the number of writers that Eagle Eye has. This is not a good sign for the movie. It's a well known guideline that movies with more than 3 writers end up being bad. This movie has 5 and those are the ones we know about. I'd bet a million bucks that a half dozen or so other people had a hand in the script, just not enough to qualify for a screen credit under the rules of the Writer's Guild. Judging by the plot, I'm guessing the script had dumbness problems that a large number of writers couldn't solve. What a shock that a movie from the team of Shia LaBeouf and director D.J. Caruso, the folks who brought you Disturbia, a lame movie saved only by the bikini scenes of brilliant newcomer Sarah Roemer*, would take a script about some all powerful computer hacking terrorist who figured that framing some goob so he would do her bidding would be the perfect way to further her nefarious ends and make it look stupid on film?

There's a vague chance it'll be good. If it is, I'll let you know. If not, I'll let you know that too only phrases like, "Told ya so," and "MUAHAHAHAHA," will be much more prevalent.

* She is called "brilliant" here because she managed to act like she was attracted to Shia LaBeouf's character, a guy who was under house arrest and spent that time leering at her from his bedroom window while she lounged by her pool.

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