The Eye (2007) Review
Written by: jackalqueen
If I tell you it took me four attempts to stay awake through this film, that will give you an idea of how scary a horror it is. It's another remake of a Japanese horror (Gin Gwai) and they managed to make it even less scary than The Ring or The Grudge and twice as silly.
The story is about a girl who is blinded as a child when a firework goes off in her face and how she gets her sight back after a corneal transplant. It doesn't explain why she is not disfigured in any other way but maybe the firework had cornea seeking abilities, I don't know. Soon after the operation she finds out that she is seeing visions and her unbelieveably unhelpful doctor refuses to listen.
You can tell from the start that this is meant to be an attempt to turn Jessica Alba from 'eye candy' to 'serious actress' because they have died her hair dark brown. It's just a pity the film can't be taken seriously on any level. She tries her best but the script is terrible, the CGI looks like it is leftover from one of the Harry Potter films and it is very, very boring.
The 'scares' don't work, every one of them is preceded by horribly jarring music so you know that something is coming and the scary child that you are expecting to see isn't scary, unless you have an aversion to coats make of bubble wrap.
The ending is the worst part of the film and makes you wonder if it was worth staying awake for. It's not.
The only plus point to this is if you are a fan of Jessica Alba. She has gone back to her normal size rather than the scary lollipop headed woman she was in 'Rise of the Silver Surfer'.
I really can't think of anything good to say about this film at all. The only people who will like it are 12 year olds who want to show off to their friends that they've seen a horror film. Everyone else will be removing their own corneas in disgust.