Go See It ****(Four Stars)
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the
fence, either that or we always want what we cannot have,
and sometimes when we get it, we wish we could take it all
back and have everything be as it were. This is an
interesting and modern day twist on this theory, based on an
old Hong Kong Movie. Directors
Xavier Palud, and
David Moreau were
remarkable in their ability to give you such a believable
and realistic setting for this story.
We follow the life of Sydney Wells (Jessica
Alba) who has been blind since she was five.
There isnít much character development about the time when
Sydney was blind. The director just shows that she was
incredibly self sufficient. All of that happens before the
opening credits, so don't be late for this film or you'll
miss all of that! As Sydney starts to heal she begins to
see weird and unexplainable things. Her sister, Helen (Parker
Posey) and her Eye Specialist Dr Paul Faulkner (Alessandro
Nivola) donít believe her. They think she is
Other than the quick flash intro into the drama of this
character I believe this film was incredibly well written.
At times, Sydney was confused and so was the
audience. Other times the story line began to drag, but in
short order they quickly made up for lost time.
If you enjoy suspenseful, supernatural thrillers then this
is your film. I wouldn't say its horror or even that scary
but it is enjoyable. This movie plays on the theory of
cellular memory, giving Sydney some memories from the former
owner from her cornea transplant. I don't want to spoil it
the movie so enough about that! I will however say The Eye
is great movie, one that I recommend even though I did not
like the ending.