Tony Lee, my chum at Zone SF, has uploaded my film review of the 2008 action-computer-blackmail-thriller EAGLE EYE aka "where did my surveillance state go so very, very wrong?"
Wow, that's a lot of writers. Well, not necessarily; many Hollywood films have teams of writers and/ or teams of re-writers. And then there's the scientific/ dialogue polishers and other bespoke re-drafters - that's the corporate moviemaking machine at work, creativity by consensus. Was it 16th century pub-singer William Shakespeare who crooned, 'Do many monkey-hands make lightweight work'?
And on the face of it, Eagle Eye lives down to its blockbuster expectation of being a lightweight work, full of big explosions and a central car chase that took six months to film (no joke). That's entertainment, right? That's what we have come to expect from our Hollywood blockbuster movies, big explosions and miles and miles of annihilating car chase; that's our audio-visual Atkins, as consumers. That's all the cerebral sustenance we need, and deserve.
Psst, it gets 4 out of 5 - read on by clicking the fucking text already.