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Harry saw the first 25 minutes of DJ Caruso's EAGLE EYE with Shia and Michelle and Billy Bob!

Hey folks, Harry here... Now I know that Shia isn't beloved amongst you talkbackers and that his swinging with the monkeys will probably go down as one of the most loathed scenes in Lucasfilm history (can you name the rest?) - but folks - Shia is the star of a film coming this September that, from the look I had at the first 25 minutes... could be one helluva ride. Now - when we last checked in with DJ Caruso and Shia LaBeouf we were in a teenage suburban remake of REAR WINDOW - and while the film was nowhere near as awesome as Hitchcock, Stewart, Kelly and Burr's original... it was a surprisingly good remake that seemed to entertain a great many. But still, you could tell that the film had a modest budget - it was leisurely paced with a small amount of locations - it was just well made. As I went in to see the opening of EAGLE EYE - I really had no idea of what to expect. At the time, only that very first teaser trailer, which looked like a ripoff on the Matrix was out. It looked cool, but I wasn't sure if teasing us with something that made us think MATRIX Jr was the way to go. HOLY FUCK. The film starts off with an American - Remote Drone assassination of a Terrorist Leader in a far off land. Not real sure how that ties in with anything. It is a nice scene - constructed believably and the hit is a somber decision as there are collateral victims, but the target was too rich to not take out. Then we jump to stateside and are introduced to Shia's Jerry character - he's gambling with his co-workers - you've seen part of this scene in the second trailer. He's talking a friend into wagering all his money on a hand and after taking him to the cleaners we discover that Shia works a dead end job at a Copy Store. He ends up getting word that his twin brother has died and has to head out to his brother's funeral. There's immense tension between his dad (William Sadler) and him - the father always considering the other brother as the "good son" and there is bitterness galore. All of this is happening quickly, yet clearly. We also get introduced to Michelle Monaghan's Rachel. She's a single mom with a son that she's seeing off to a train to, what I believe will be Band Camp. She's hoping that his deadbeat dad will show up as promised, but you get the idea... this is a hard life for her. As Shia trains it back home, he's hard hit by the loss of his brother. This short scene is the best acting I've seen yet from Shia. It's also beautifully shot. In fact all of this is just gorgeous cinematography by Dariusz Wolski (SWEENEY TODD, the PIRATES movies, DARK CITY, THE CROW, you know THAT GUY). In fact it all seems to be natural lighting, picking up on reflections and existing light. LOVELY LIGHTING. When Shia gets back to his pad, which he owes rent on - he discovers his place filled with weaponry, ingredients for death on a massive scale. He opens boxes and gets paranoid as he does. Suddenly a cel phone rings and tells him he has 30 seconds to leave his apartment - he's frazzled and gets nabbed by "the man". Turns out that "the man" is Billy Bob Thornton. He begins interrogating Shia with his "good ol boy" routine. Another solid scene. Shia's scruffy look really works well for his character - gives him some much needed coarseness. His bank account is overflowing with cash, his apartment filled to the brim with illicit weaponry and various passports with his picture in place. Billy isn't letting him have it easy. He knows all about Shia's brother's military career - knows about Shia's globe-trotting wanderings. Billy leaves Shia to ponder his situation. This is where we get introduced to Rosario Dawson's character. She's working with Billy Bob on this case. Meanwhile - Michelle's character loads her son up on a train - gets pissed at her ex-husband who shows up on the platform at the last possible moment - and we end up with her at a club. This is right when things shift into a high gear of whiz bang that I wasn't aware was in DJ Caruso's bag of tricks. The next 10 minutes or so are like some hyper-bred cinematic combo of the best mayhem that Michael Bay has produced, but with the cinematic confidence of someone like Spielberg - and shot by Dariusz. You see the crane hit the building, you watch Shia's escape - he ends up in an elevated train. He wants nothing to do with the voice on the phone that's obviously trying to manipulate him... So when he takes the battery on the phone out - other people's phones begin feeding him messages, whoever is pushing his buttons, can push buttons to make trains speed up, slow down, locate him via - God Knows How - and will use strangers around him to harm him. He's told to go to a car at a certain location. Meanwhile - Michelle gets a call in the bar - telling her that her son is in danger. It's the same voice manipulating Shia. Television screens across the street and in the bar flash to images of her son on the train she put him on. They're telling her they'll derail his train if she doesn't do as she's told. She's told to get in a car and go to a location. She's driving the car that Shia must get in... They assume each other is the bad guy, till they realize they're both fucked by the person on the phone, that's on the onstar programmed car.... and soon - Billy Bob and a shitload of cops are after them. What follows is one of the greatest cinematic car chases I've ever seen - and I only got to see about half of it. Only the first 25 minutes was played, but at the end of that 25 minutes I had forgotten they had said I was only seeing 25 minutes. In fact, I was convinced I was watching the entire movie. When the lights went up, the words out of my mouth were... "That's not fucking fair! Play the rest!" Alas - that's not in the cards, yet. I'll have to wait till we bring DJ Caruso and EAGLE EYE to FANTASTIC FEST this September. Then I get to see the rest of this amazing looking film. Can it hold up? Was that scene where they blew their load and there was nothing more? Well, that's not what Quint tells me. Apparently there's a whole lot more. I will say this though. EAGLE EYE isn't some small budget B movie. It's a visceral A level thriller - still in that HITCHCOCK formula of films like THIRTY NINE STEPS and NORTH BY NORTHWEST - where average joes and janes get tied up in the nefarious dealings of powers beyond their understandings, but having to rise to the occasion. This is something that looks and feels special and I can not wait to check the whole thing out!

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  • July 12, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    North By Northwest

    by kgerm

    By what I've seen in the trailers, good comparison.

  • July 12, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    shia leboeuffe =

    by frankenfickle

    my ass not in the seat!

  • July 12, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I will never get it.

    by BYOBkenobi

    Does AICN really have the influence on movie openings and public opinion? I mean, who the fuck is Harry in the grand scheme of Hollywood? Just a low level fanboy with a website. I will never...ever understand how many fuckin free rides and schwag this crew gets for being hack writers who can't write an article without referencing Cum or Pussy Juice.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I love The Beef

    by Massage...Bored

    Don't hate him because Lucas put a gun to his head and said, "Swing." Kid's got skill.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Everything is the best movie ever

    by random dude

    Except for Hitman

  • July 12, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Shia's been in every movie made in the last 2 years

    by I Dunno

    I was watching a video of my sister's wedding, Goddammit if he wasn't in the fucking thing. He played the caterer.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    You call him Shia La

    by Rommel Catuncan

    BEOUF. Doll.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    who cares about Shia LaBoum. 25 Minutes and no mention of Vic Ma

    by ev1ldead

    Did they cut him out of the movie?

  • July 12, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Vic Mackey

    by ev1ldead

  • July 12, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Wow. Just wow.

    by Kingdaddy

    He's now giving rave reviews to clips of films. What in THE FUCK happened?

  • July 12, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by randomzm

    a ripoff of Fincher's The Game

  • July 12, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    To Hell With The First 25 Minutes...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    This kind of film can get murdered by a bad third act. I await it with interest though. This is the cinematic direction Bryan Singer should have been taking post X-Men.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Eagle Eye 2: Sleep Cell

    by Judge Briggs

    Synopsis- when Barack Obama takes office, he really is a sleeper cell of Al Qaeda. Bruce Willis and Anne Coulter must find a way to stop Barack Hussein Obama. Brought to you by Fox News. Producers Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Directed by Steve Doocey.

  • July 12, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Will watch this if Shia can curve bullets

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    Ah no I won't

  • July 12, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    When was the last time...

    by desmond1918

    ...Harry didn't blow his load all over something that was hyped?

  • July 12, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    If you really think about it

    by desmond1918

    His last two bad reviews were for The Love Guru (which he hated before he saw) and The Happening (his review came out after everyone else's and he had the same opinion as everyone else)

  • July 12, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I saw the first 2.5 mins of Hancock

    by Judge Briggs

    and it still sucked.

  • July 12, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Actually Third Act is wrong...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    The explanation would be a better way of putting it. You can set off all manner of crazy events and scenes, but the real test is explaining it all. Take Minority Report, The Forgotten, The Mothman Prophecies for instance. All fudged up by the reasoning behind the events.

  • July 12, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Such novel plot </sarcasm>

    by StanTheProgressor

    Pray tell, does at any point Shia have to cross the Central Park in a taxi, with Monahan yelling "McClaaaane!"?

  • July 12, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Looks fun

    by Neil_the_Sheep

    ...but why release it in september?...that alway smakes me a little worried. Anyways..Shia is a good actor, and more importantly very entertaining...I don't get all the hate either.

  • July 12, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Want to take bets on why this is happening?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I'm thinking: needlessly complicated revenge plot based on something that happened in the middle east. Or, Artificial Intelligence defence system comes alive (Neuromancer, Terminator blah) and seeks it's freedom. Both are probably bad, but this was written by the guys behind Transformers.

  • July 12, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Swinging with the monkeys

    by Rollo Tomassi

    If you "loathe" this scene, you don't get the ehole concept of "Indiana Jones" or "Star Wars."

  • July 12, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    TroutMaskReplicant

    by Massage...Bored

    First, Beefheart is the shit. Second, I bet his twin as something to do with it....like, his twin is behind it all.

  • July 12, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Can we just have an agreement that anything with Shia...

    by photoboy

    ... just doesn't get reported on? I mean he's shit, so why don't we just skip all of his stuff?<br><br> The only possible "cool news" about Shitey the Beef would be either a) he's giving up acting or b) Shia, Bay and the entire TINO2 production team are throwing in the towel and getting someone competent to make a good Transformers film.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Trout Mask (SPOILERS)

    by SpencerTrilby

    you hit the nail with one of your theories. I read some script review here and and sounds like an uninspired/derivative "IA gone rogue" idea - with competent 2nd unit work according to Harry. But who's trusting Harry anymore? <p> As for Shia, yes the blind hate is just envious fanboy rant. BUT the vines swinging scene was just pointless, silly and embarassing altogether; and that comes from someone who liked Indy IV. Quite a lot.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    hey Spencer

    by kwisatzhaderach

    So far you're not blowing my skirt up gentlemen.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I like Shia.

    by mr.brownstone

    So fuck you all.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Fuck it, can't even spell spoilers properly

    by SpencerTrilby

    I meant "...", ho, shit, read the script review yourself! <p> http://tinyurl.com/63mqpw

  • July 12, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    But if he ever...

    by mr.brownstone

    makes a movie that disappoints me in some insignificant way I will hate him like poison for the rest of my life and be sure to come here and tell you all about it every chance I get.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach, you're new on Harry's site, right?

    by SpencerTrilby

    so what makes you think that the slack I cut him in anyway translates to you? <p>

  • July 12, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    SpencerTrilby (SPOILERS MAYBE)

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Oh really? Was just perusing the IESB.net script review. Hmmmmm might be a little influenced by the Robert Sheckley story Watchbird then, as well as Neuromancer, Terminator and War Games. I don't mind Shia either. He's more of an eighties style actor. I think we need more of them. We need a new Schwarzenegger for instance...

  • July 12, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    YUP

    by The InSneider

    Told you. This movie sounds awesome, looks awesome, and Shia is going to own all your asses. Caruso's Disturbia is still 2/3 of a good movie but I can't wait to see this one. Fall is jam-packed with great movies but this in in my top-10 most anticipated for the rest of the year.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Massage...Bored

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I hate evil twins. Always ruining my relationships and job prospects and causing unexpected Hitchcock-esque plot developments. Except in that film with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. Which sucked. Also the cover of Trout Mask Replica is burned onto my brain.

  • July 12, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the references TroutMaskReplicant

    by SpencerTrilby

    I'm quite ignorant in american litterary science-fiction, but that's the kind of TB that makes me buy compulsively Ellison/Gibson/Mathieson or Sheckley books on amazon to catch up. Works better than the AICN hyperlinks^^

  • July 12, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Just watched North by Northwest again

    by kungfuhustler84

    the other night. If Eagle Eye can even hold a candle to that film's greatness, then more power to them. That movie is a fucking masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Of coarse Harrys gonna rave about this.

    by Redfive!

    He was with the stars and im sure it was just his fat ass and afew others.I just PRAY they pull the plug on Y The Last Man and if they do end up turning that MASTERPIECE into some Hollywood piece of crap its NOT Shia who plays Yorkick because I will NOT see that movie.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Y: The Last Man

    by drewlicious

    DJ Caruso might do good work with it, he certainly seems to appreciate the material. Not so sure about Shia, he might look the right age when they get it together in a couple of years but...I have a feeling I can spell out what his performance will consist of. He'll do something embarassing or silly and then do something puppydogish and endearing. Been there, done that. Eagle Eye looks like a step in the right direction though.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    SHIA

    by The InSneider

    What's with all the Shia hate? Admittedly, I may be the only person on this thread who didn't see Indy 4 (although I heard Shia was one of its few positives), but still, Spielberg's right about Shia. He's got IT. He's the only reason Transformers was watchable. He was consistently funny on Even Stevens. And has anyone even seen him in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints? THAT'S his best work yet! Lay off the kid. He's got the goods. He may not be the next Tom Hanks but he's one of the better actors of his generation.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    fucking nerds...

    by BurgerKing

    fucking nerds...

  • July 12, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Right on, InSneider.

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    I agree completely. A lot of these guys hate people for being successful, and Shia is one of the ones they hate on. Afterward pounding their tiny puds to ScriptGirl then posting hateful things about her.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I actually like Shia LaBeouf...

    by grungies

    He hasn't gotten a great role yet, but he makes flat characters work better than they should. I can't wait until he gets his hands on a good role...which may or may not be this one.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    drewlicious

    by Massage...Bored

    You can predict his performance because you just nailed the Yorick character from the books. How can you expect anything different?

  • July 12, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    shia aint so bad

    by chipps

    he can be hit and miss. i didn't think he was great in transformers (which disappointed me) i did think he was one of the best things in indy (which was ok but not fantastic) it did piss me off how god damm happy marion was all the fucking time. with her history with indy she shoulda clocked him the first time she saw him (again). disturbia was good i thought. transformers is a blight but overall, he seems ok. plus i like the look of this movie, even if it has been done before. remember there are only seven stories.

  • July 12, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Have no problem with him being successful.

    by mrfan

    He just continually plays the same type of roles in every movie. Same thing all the time. Over and over. Let him get all the roles he can get. I wish him well. Just don't think he is that good of an actor.

  • July 12, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    They call him the "Sand Spider"

    by Project424

    Probably because it sounds scary...

  • July 12, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I just saw this movie

    by Damage_Inc

    It was called Wanted.

  • July 12, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    i just saw wanted

    by chipps

    it was called the matrix

  • July 12, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I just saw The Matrix

    by warsinthesun

    It was called Dark City.

  • July 12, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Don't be pumping beets up my ass,

    by SpencerTrilby

    do you have any hard data? <p>

  • July 12, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    lol

    by chipps

  • July 12, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    um dark city....total recall?

    by chipps

    nahhh, forget it

  • July 12, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Off topic - about True lies quotes

    by SpencerTrilby

    (not really off-topic, since Eagle Eye is supposed to be a spy thriller. Right?) <p> Found the script for True Lies online and some deleted scenes would've become instant classics. For those interested (html format): http://tinyurl.com/65x7ww

  • July 12, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I just saw Dark City - again

    by SpencerTrilby

    it was the best fucking SF movie of the 90's.

  • July 12, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Get over the Shia stuff.

    by girlintheworld

    And the fridge and the monkey swing. If you want to lay blame somewhere, call 1-800-FUK-LUCAS. And you know, seriously, it wasn't that bad. For crying out loud, they ate fucking monkey brains in Temple of Doom. MOVE ON ALREADY!

  • July 12, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    MacGruber...

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Love Shia or hate him. I think we all can agree that his SNL skits as MacGrubers son were effing hilarious!

  • July 12, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    MacGruber...

    by Crow3711

    was pretty much the funniest thing I've ever seen on SNL. At the very least in the past few seasons. I think some of the hate for Shia comes from his fancy-pants name. It's too easy to call him Shia LaDouche.

  • July 12, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    why shia hasnt gotten a great role

    by bacci40

    cuz he aint a fucking actor...trained in disney shit, he went straight to blockbuster roles thanks to his kiddy following...let him take a role in a small movie or on stage somewhere and prove he has some acting chops...he wont, cuz he doesnt...and i dont give a rats ass if the first 25 minutes of this movie is good...the first 10 minutes of hancock was good too...then it fell apart...oh, and lets telegraph a huge plot point right at the outset...the kid has a dead twin....oldest fucking cliche in the world...i wont see this movie...i wont even pirate it

  • July 12, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    It's not that we hate Shia

    by ganymede3010

    It's that we don't like the fact that he's being cast in to many iconic roles for us to stomach. I actually like Shia. But casting him in everything will get boring fast. He's no Deniro, S.L.J!

  • July 12, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I read this Caruso character..

    by Aeghast

    ..directed a couple THE SHIELD episodes..? So how did he end up directing a movie with Shia LaBeouf in it..? Must be hard on the knees..

  • July 12, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Why and the hell...

    by depalma25

    not just wait until you can see the whole thing Harry?

  • July 12, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Burn in Hello Tony Snow?

    by TheBloop

    I don't think I have ever heard anything but positives about the guy by people who knew him. But of course, to the radical left, any one with a different view point isn't worth being alive. Much like Pol Pot killing millions to build his great communist society. It is that great liberal sense of compassion by panty wastes like KurtLockwood jiust demonstrated that exposes most leftists who talk about human rights as the frauds they are. now fuck off.

  • July 12, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    They feed this stuff to AICN and Harry eats it up

    by Alcevious

    I'd let Harry see the first 25 minutes of my movie too if I knew he'd masturbate all over it.

  • July 12, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Hahaha Alcevious!

    by Aeghast

    Good one ;) thanks--I needed the laugh.. and I'm not saying anything else

  • July 13, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Does Shia do wire-fu? Is his whole life a computer simulation?

    by thebearovingian

    Does he wake up in a human harvesting field and find that he has existed solely to be a battery for the machines? Does he say, "WHOA"?<p>You thought the whole movie would be a ripoff of The Matrix b/c of that one sequence with Neo on the phone with Morpheus? Yeah, that's perfectly understandable.

  • July 13, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Tony Snow was a Fox News propagandist!

    by ganymede3010

    That's proof that President wanted someone who was skilled in public deception not an arbiter of truth. I only feel sorry for Tony Snow's family.

  • July 13, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Fucking Rosario Dawson!

    by caruso_stalker217

    Why the Beef hate? It's fucking Rosario Dawson we should be trashing. She's going to make this a fucking rental for me. Maybe. I don't know. Beef with a beard is tempting. But then I really fucking hate Rosario Dawson.

  • July 13, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    But then I really hate fucking Rosario Dawson.

    by thebearovingian

    She always wants to be on top!

  • July 13, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    MUTT WILLIAMS & HIS MARCH AT GAY PRIDE

    by shogunshin

  • July 13, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    MUTT WILLIAMS & HIS QUEST FOR MASCULINITY

    by shogunshin

  • July 13, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    MUTT WILLIAMS and LOOK WHAT JOB MY MOMMY GOT ME

    by shogunshin

  • July 13, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Let me guess, the Labeouf character is ACTUALLY the brother

    by IndustryKiller!

    Who faked his own death and is posing as the other brother or something of that ilk. Just a guess.

  • July 13, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    These guys are doing Y?

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ...but why?

  • July 13, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Well, Y is...

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ..arguably one of the more compelling postmodern allegories in its medium. slash the arguably, i don't want to argue.

  • July 13, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    TERRIFIED

    by ScottinDC

    Is no one else terrified when Harry compares a scene to the 'best that Michael Bay ever did'? Yikes.

  • July 13, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    KurtLockwood, you goat whore

    by TheBloop

    Wonder if your are that passionate in your hate for types who blow up weddings and marketplaces, and behead people on camera and get off on it. Funny how the left never gets upset and fired up about that stuff. "Save Dafur"! You moonbats don't even have the sense to say what you want it to be saved from. Hint: they are related. Viva la dickhead. Thanks for inserting you left wing venom into a talkback about movie. Moonbats love to do that. Just like they always have 40 fucking bumber stickers on their 1989 honda civic hatchback.

  • July 13, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    this movie looks super duper lame

    by LARDASSESREVENGE

    give it up aint it cool news, give it up, take shias dick outta your mouth. maybe this movie would work with a mature actor who can make me believe i care for his situation and want to watch him for under two hours, but shia latooth is a crudmuffin and he'll drag this whole movie down with him.

  • July 13, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I get really sick and tired...

    by fassbinder79

    ...Of people on this site blaming Lucas for the train wreck that was Indy 4. Harry's "Lucasfilm" comment is more than a bit unfair when one considers that Spielberg directed it not George. Lets give credit where credit is due. You honestly think SS was taking his marching orders from GL? I don't think so. Its Spielberg's film and his fault that it sucked. Eagle Eye does look good though. And to all the haters - Shia is a great actor. Lay off him. You're all just jealous that he's reached stardom so quickly.

  • July 13, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by fassbinder79

    Between Eagle Eye and Disturbia is Dreamworks new policy to try and steal every film idea from Hitchcock? Eagle Eye looks like a rip on North By Northwest just like Disturbia stole from Rear Window. Why is Hollywood so unoriginal nowadays? Because people keep buying into all this crap being served to us.

  • July 13, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    rosario is the badguy, right?

    by ironic_name

  • July 13, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    or eagle eye is a terminator satelite

    by ironic_name

  • July 13, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    not only looks like Matrix...

    by cifra

    ... but worse, it looks A LOT as a copyrighted screenplay of mine. Of course I doubt it ever reached Hollywood. But I can already foresee: Shia's twin brother is NOT dead but probably using him. If that's the twist... I'm out.

  • July 13, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Other plot possibilities

    by palimpsest

    a) Shia is his twin in some split personality FIGHT CLUB rip off b) Shia's the unwitting pawn in a game of global domination being perpetrated by Neneh Cherry's brother c) the kindly guy at the fairground is behind it all

  • July 13, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    i liked the look of this

    by chipps

    but the twin thing makes me nervous. it would be sweet if it was a red herring. it won't be.<p>btw how many fucking twins are there in this world? honestly. are they all fucking spies. I'm looking at you chris rock

  • July 13, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck Shia and his loving fans

    by andrew coleman

    He is a HORRIBLE actor. He does one thing over and over. He actually was the most annoying thing in Indy 4 I hate how he replaced Indy I was hoping he would die Constantine style but he didn't. The only reason he is in the business is because his parents were very well connected and Spielberg himself said he wanted more Jewish heroes in movies. FUCK SHIA he is horrible in everything he does, well except Constantine where he is killed horribly that was awsome. Everything else sucks including this Matrix rip off piece of shit.

  • July 13, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    two two two SHIAS!

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    yowza!

  • July 13, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Spielberg shot the bit where the tree comes in through the window and grabs Shia and sucks him down to hell.

  • July 13, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah don't blame Shia about the Tarzan swing. It wasn't even him, it was a CGI Mutt. People blame Lucas because he had swinging CGI Wookies in Ep. III not to mention Mexican jumping bean Yoda.

  • July 13, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    i <3 shia

    by long live the new chris

  • July 13, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Why don't people like Shia?

    by viola123

    Seriously, why? Look at all the other "actors" his age and I'm thinking, he's chosen pretty well and he's given his best and delivered what was asked of him. I think of how young he is and I can't hate. He's better than what we've seen and I think he's improving and will. Two cents.

  • July 14, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I think you're all jealous!

    by Crackles

    Shia Labeof is a great fucking actor! Transformers sucked but it's not his fault it's Michael fucking Bay's fault.....Shia's the only thing that kept me watching that piece of shit movie! And get over the fucking monkeys people, I'm so sick of hearing all you little bitches bitch about shit you don't even know what you're talking about! "Unrealistic" shit happens in every Indy movie and if you don't like kingdom of the Crystal Skull than you don't like Indiana Jones period, and if you don't like Indiana Jones than fuck you you whiny little bitches!!

  • July 14, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    What's with all the jew references?

    by drewlicious

    Seriously, this is like the only actor in recent memory that has any jewish background that Spielberg has gone apeshit crazy over. Harrison Ford. Tom Cruise. Tom Hanks. Liam Neeson. I don't see much jewish heritage there. I have serious doubts that there's favoritism on Speilberg's because of that. By the way I will admit I am a little jealous of Shia just because he's only 21 and has so many opporunites so early in life, which he earned, and here I am waiting around the phone for call to come in for audition, for a non-union project, for almost no pay. Good one, universe.

  • July 14, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah drewlicious? Try the existential crisis that is my life. Vay iz meer. A true schmendrick.

  • July 14, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Right on Crackles!!!!

    by sassycal20

    You are telling it like it is. They are just jealous of Shia. Everybody on this damn board need to grow up and move on already. It is just tooooo much pure hatred on here. Let the boy live, he's too young to deal with all this pressure on him. So let it go people!!!