So this is weird, somehow I recorded The Eye (2008) remake and The Eye 2 (2004). I decided rather than talking about them separately that I’d do a strange mash-up of sorts and put them together in one post.
Jessica Alba stars in The Eye remake, and it bugs me how much product placement there is. I know other films do it, this one just seems heavy. Moving away from that, I love the opening sequence with the Demonoid attacking a woman in a strange room.
There are so many details that are wrong in this film. One is that when the doctor removes the bandages from her eyes, the room is way too bright. Seriously, she’s lived in darkness since she was 12 (I think is what they said). I know from experience from having Lasik that the light hurts after, so I can only imagine what it’d be like in this situation.
Another detail that bugged me is the fact that she can also hear the spirits/visions. Then I was like, well maybe she heard them when she was blind but didn’t know it.
The one thing I must point out is how quickly it starts with its creepiness, there’s no huge meet the characters section. Then after a while it just gets boring, even the ending is anticlimactic, though a little exciting with the explosion.
The Eye (remake) is oh hum, but I give it 3 out of 5 Stars.
The Eye 2 is the second (obviously) in the franchise by the Pang Brothers and while has the same theme as the first and remake, it doesn’t have the same characters. Well, it’s similar. This one focuses on reincarnation and not soul attachment to a body part.
For whatever reason I had higher expectations for this film. To be quite honest it is a snoozefest. The effects look like bad photoshop manipulation, which I didn’t expect. When Joey finally starts to see things, I’m underwhelmed, it just doesn’t have the oomph I was expecting, even the woman jumping in front of the train was boring.
The time jumps are unnerving, though I understand them for the story since it had to do with reincarnation and Joey was pregnant, blah, blah, blah. Then when we find out other details of the film, I thought that’s so dumb. And I thought it again with the ending sequences.
If you haven’t seen The Eye 2, I wouldn’t bother. I give it 2 out of 5 Stars.