Eye in the Sky is a tense British thriller that will put you in the hot-seat of making life or death decisions while analysing it from various different perspectives, and judging the ones made.
Starring Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, Aaron Paul as 2nd Lieutenant Steve Watts and the late great Alan Rickman as Lieutenant General Frank Benson, the movie is based around a joint operation around a safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya that is under surveillance by British, Kenyan and American forces via Drone technology.
The plan is for the armed forces to keep the safe-house under surveillance as it is believed that some of the world’s most wanted terrorists will arrive to meet new recruits and when that happens they will intercept and bring them to justice. Unfortunately for those involved not everything goes to plan and you will be left on the edge of your seat and second guessing every decision that is made and not made in this fantastic film.
The film features a stellar supporting cast with Barkhad Abdi playing one of the soldiers on the ground in Kenya tasked with getting close to the compound and Iain Glen as the British Foreign Secretary James Willett.
Although a lot of the action takes place away from the killzone this is not a film that needs a lot of action as it is a fast-paced film, jumping around the globe, and giving the viewer an insight into the chain of command which will both fascinate and infuriate you in equal measure.
The film is 102 minutes long although you wont feel it flying by when Eye in the Sky is released to Irish audiences on April 15th. For all the latest Movie Previews and Reviews keep checking InTallaght.ie and InTallaght Magazine.