While I was on vacation this year, I went to Blockbuster to check out some of their films. I ended up purchasing "Red Eye" on DVD because I had seen the trailers before on television and the plot sounded interesting.
The story basically revolves around a young woman who has an unfortunate fear of flying but has to take a plane back home after coming from her grandmother's funeral. She soon realizes that this won't be a regular flight as the person sitting next to her is a hit man and is part of a plot to assassinate the Head of Homeland Security and needs her help. If she doesn't do what he says, he will have her father killed.
The film promised a thrill ride and with the exception of the first 10 to 20 minutes (though it had to ease you into it obviously), it absolutely was! Rachel McAdams was fantastic as sort of a modern day heroine taking action and doing absolutely anything it took to save her father. The actor that played the hit man was extremely creepy and frightening from beginning to end. You really couldn't blink literally during this film otherwise you would miss something. It had you engrossed until the final climatic scene. The extras on the DVD were great which were outtakes, bloopers as well as a making of. "Red Eye" was directed by Wes Craven and I really wanted to see if he could pull off an action flick and toward the end when Rachel's character was hiding from her the killer in the house (and then vice versa), I really felt like I was watching one of Wes's horror films. It gave the same kind of intensity which I enjoyed immensely. My only complaint was that it wasn't longer otherwise I would recommend it to anyone!