Eye, The (2008)
Well... at least Alba has decent eye contacts now.
Horror would be an odd way to describe the film; there are barely any frights to speak of. Instead we are subjected to 100 minutes of Jessica Alba doing her best to act terrified and concerned.
The genuine scares are few and far between. In fact, the scariest thing about THE EYE is the directors’ apparent belief that jump-scares are the only way to frighten an audience these days. Very little effort is put into creating a suspenseful mood. Instead, the film relies mostly on clichés to let an audience know what they should find frightening (people walking too slowly, children repeating lines over and over, flickering lights, etc.) Alba is just barely adequate in her role; she occasionally musters an expression that passes for terror, but she delivers most of her lines in a bright, chipper I’ll-get-through-it-somehow manner.
The film completely ignores all need to be suspenseful when it begins answering questions, and the answers are far too typical and bland to sustain interest. And the film’s “big” climax may be the shortest, unexciting sequence in a horror film in years. Well… at least Alba was given better contacts than she was in FANTASTIC FOUR 2. That’s about all that can be said.
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