Miopic Eagle Eye
Towaway - wrote on 12/28/08
Computers are bad. Someday they'll all go bonkers and try to take over. We've all seen this before and this movie rehashes an old storyline with new technology and special effects. What any movie like this has to do is suspend disbelief and they lose that a number of times; in particular is a silly chase through the baggage handling system in an airport and the climactic scene during the President's State of the Union address. Logic and real world fundamentals are thrown out the window for the sake of their story telling. If you want a good thriller about computers taking over the world watch "Colossus: The Forbin Project".
I do not begrudge any of the performers in this movie who all put in top notch performances. Special nod to Michael Chiklis as the Secretary of Defense. Here's hoping he gets more parts like this now that "The Shield" is done.