Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Critique the Critic

"The Eye" is a story about a woman, Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) who is an accomplished concert violinist who is blind and has been since she was a child. Sydney gets the surgey that she has been waiting for a long time to have, a corneal transplant, and her sight is restored. After the surgery, she is refered to Dr. Paul Faulkner who helps Sydney adjust to her new eyes and learns to see again. But shortly after her surgery, she sees frightening images that begin to haunt her. As Sydney's family and friends doubt the fact that she believes she can see dead people, Sydney is soon convinced that her eye donor is trying to tell her something by showing her the images that she is seeing.

Most critics believe that this is just a remamke of an Asian influenced movie "Hong Kong." The average rate on http://www.rottentomatoes.com/ is a 6.3 out of 10.
As a horror movie, it packs one genuine scare after another, right up to the
moment of its inconceivably ghastly end.

As said by critic Peter Dubruge. A lot of other critics agree with him that the horror in this film will keep you on the edge of your seat. But one of the top critics thought differently.

This is the kind of movie you happen across on TV, and linger to watch out of
curiosity, but its inspired moments serve only to point out how routine, and
occasionally how slow and wordy, the rest of it is.

In my opinion, I really enjoyed this movie. I don't really like horror films, and i felt like this one was one wear you wear seating on the edge of your seat the whole time. The story that goes along with it is like no other which makes it even that more interesting.