Against my better judgement, I went and saw the movie Eagle Eye on the weekend. Eagle Eye is a hybrid political/action thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Ethan Embry and Billy Bob Thornton.
The movie seems to be receiving fairly average reviews, and I really wasn't expecting much, but as it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised. It's by no means a masterpiece, but definitely a skilled execution in a genre where so many go wrong. The storyline is interesting (even if it is based on a well used premise), with just enough twists and clues to keep you involved, but nothing that would really make you fire up your brain.
There was the fairly standard Hollywood political message about the US Government doing stupid things in the Middle East and bringing a rain of hatred back down on itself. It felt a little tired, even if there's a good deal of truth to it.
All in all, worth checking out if you've got a few spare dollars and a couple of hours to waste on mindless entertainemnt. I'd say 3.5 stars.