Eye in the Sky is a film about Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
When a film makes you this frustrated and involved, you know something was done right. And one of the last films with an Alan Rickman performance, it’s definitely worth the watch.
Although I’ve read many a people complain about how this film is just a boring and whiny propaganda piece, it’s a film that progressive builds tension and holds you there with a lean and explosive storyline.
Although the film holds many similarities to Ethan Hawke film Good Kill, a spin on drone warfare but more melodramatic, Eye In The Sky is more of an intense militaristic, edge of your seat piece. This film explores the moral and ethical questions of drone warfare that will hold you tightly throughout the film where not even the characters escape unscathed. Every angle is analysed in the ramifications of the realities of the Hellfire missile being launched.
It’s superbly acted, with it being nice to see Barkhad Abdi again (who starred in Captain Phillips in which he was nominated for an Academy Award), and a thought provoking military drama that you’ll talk about for days after, questioning which side of the dilemma shown is right, or if there is even a correct side.