The Eye (2008) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post

I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at 2008’s The Eye

After blind successful violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Wells), receives an eye transplant, she begins to see ghosts, shadow figures, and mysterious visions.

Is The Eye (2008) Scary?

The Eye has a lot of jump scares, in fact, the only way it tries to be scary is through jump scares. Some work, some don’t and if you’ve seen enough horror movies, you’ll see them coming a mile away. Other than that there’s no real sense of suspense and only one scene in an elevator is actually creepy.

In the end, you won’t leave The Eye afraid of anything except people facing the wrong way in an elevator but you should already be afraid of that.

The Eye (2008) No Spoiler Review:

The Eye is okay, I mean it’s a movie. The premise is interesting and it could have been a better horror movie that doesn’t rely solely on jumpscares but instead, the writers chose to focus more on characters and story. That’s a fine thing to do, except, it doesn’t do a good job at either.

There’s almost no character development in the movie at all and when a character does change, it happens for no reason. Characters also make some irrational and dumb decisions. The irrational ones serve no purpose other than to force the story along and you’re left asking “But why did they do that?” And the dumb decisions are just to force a jumpscare that doesn’t make sense in the context of the movie.

There’s also a character that you would think would have been a more prominent character but they’re then regulated to a side character that’s just there at random times. Feels like this could have been a much better movie with a few changes.

Overall The Eye has an interesting premise and can be sort of entertaining if you don’t think too hard about it. I recommend giving The Eye a watch but only if you need some background noise while you do other things.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 22%

Metacritic – 36

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