Monday, 20 June 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: Eye In The Sky Blu-ray Review & Giveaway

R; 104 minutes;
Being released on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the political-thriller Eye In The Sky. Directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren (Trumbo, The Queen), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), Academy Award Nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Ian Glen (Game of Thrones, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and the late Alan Rickman (Die Hard, Harry Potter) in his final on-screen performance.

Filmed in South Africa, Eye In The Sky centers on British Colonel Katharine Powell (played by Helen Mirren), who is in command of the international mission to take down terrorists in Kenya. With limited time before two suicide bombers kills innocent lives, Colonel Powell receives orders to bomb the building that the terrorists are located in.

Things don't go as planned as a young girl gets close to the building. Noticing the girl on his screen, Steve Watts (played by Aaron Paul), one of the two pilots controlling the drone in the area, puts a halt at bombing the building until he gets reconfirmation of the order.

Bonus Features on the Blu-ray includes:
  • Perspectives - Examining the ethical conflicts of drone warfare.
  • Morals - Exploring the deeper questions raised in the film.

Final Thoughts: I think we have all heard enough about the drone warfare in the news and the last thing we need is another movie about the topic. However, with a well-written script and a talented cast, Eye In The Sky actually pus a new twist on the subject. I've never been too fond of the director Gavin Hood's other films, but he does pretty decent job with this flick.

Overall, despite the slow pacing, Eye In The Sky turned out to be an intelligent thriller.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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