“Eye in the Sky”. . . . . . film review

Dame Helen Mirren gave another steller performance, though steely cold but  quite  appropriate as her role as a  Colonel in the British Armed Forces. The suspense of this film  is a killer while the American and British disagree on a drone attack. Complications arise when the American General and British Colonel order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in the heart of Nairobi right in the heart of the city with civilians all around. What about collateral?   Yes, some innocent civilians will probably lose their lives  but the terrorists , are all three in the top five list of East African terrorist and they will kill many more with with their suicide vests set off in a shopping market or mall.

The essential questions:  Does conscience still figure in modern warfare? Do countries  have a right or even a responsibility to kill their own citizens in a country neither  is at war with to eliminate terrorism in the world? ( The targeted terrorists were both British and American citizens as well as Kenyan)

**** out of 5. . . . Thought provoking in the moral conundrum,  well written, and most topical in the world today. This was the last film for Alan Rickman and he had a most worthy and appropriate last scene in the film.

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to “Eye in the Sky”. . . . . . film review

  1. Angie says:

    Sounds exciting Anne, but I’m not sure my ears can handle the sound track. I’ll have to wait for the CD to come out and watch in the comfort of my own TV sound control located in my hot little hand.
    Did you ever stop to wonder why they are all trying to deafen us?

    • annetbell says:

      This was this first movie date in ages! Husband like you, likes to watch at home on many movie channels . I prefer the big screen. I think you had too much loud Rock & Roll in the good old days!

      • Angie says:

        I prefer the softer music Anne, and thankfully had parents who insisted we keep the volume down. Just have very sensitive hearing, and jump at loud noises. Both sisters and three out of four brothers wear hearing aids, so I think it is genetic. I’m afraid I’m the one who calls the police to complain about the loud music when the young people turn the volume up.

      • annetbell says:

        Well kids need to learn to be more considerate!

      • Angie says:

        Not just kids Anne. And they aren’t even mine — general public around here. It all seems to have started with the boom box in this area, with people thinking they had to turn it as loud as it will go. Now they are all deaf, and trying to make me as deaf as they seem to be. Totally unfair to me, but all I can do is report them after the time the city council deems fit each night. The hearing aid people are making a lot of money on the boxes, at least in this area.

      • annetbell says:

        Oh that is quite unpleasant! I guess you don’t want those deaf trouble makers knowing you are the complainer.

      • Angie says:

        I count heavily on the discretion of the police there Anne. Hopefully not unfounded, but probably it is. That is why I am such a recluse most of the time.

      • annetbell says:

        That is a sad situation!

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  3. kickandbite says:

    I only saw this movie last week and I like your point of view of it. I made a post on my blog reviewing this movie, you should check it out, I explore another relevant questions happening in the movie.

  4. Sara McIntyre says:

    Hi fellow film fanatic! I just started a film review blog and I would appreciate it so much if you could take the time to check it out. Any feedback would also be awesome! Thank you so much.

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