I wouldn’t call this a “thriller”. It was mildly intense at a select few moments, but hardly thrilling. Maybe I have a problem with Wes Craven. It would be easy to have a problem with him since he churns out mindless drivel like this every year or so. It’s a shame too, because I think Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy are talented actors that deserve better.
The story is very linear with no plot twists or turns. You basically know how this one’s going to end. I do think it would have been better served to at least try to surprise the audience, but maybe I’m asking too much. I also couldn’t buy Lisa going from whimpering little girl to bad-ass in about six minutes. It didn’t fit and felt very forced on the part of the film-makers.
Gag Reel (6:29): Average stuff, but obviously some of the crew put the little girl up to saying some pretty funny stuff. I wish they would’ve put that much time into the script.
Making of Red Eye (11:36): Standard fluff piece with the main players involved telling you about the film. At one point Wes Craven said “A director can do nothing if he doesn’t have a good script.” I couldn’t have said it better myself Mr. Craven.
Wes Craven: A New Kind of Horror (10:49): This is ten minutes of everyone slurpin’ up Wes Craven. Also, they use the words “horror”, “suspense” and “thriller” WAY too liberally. This movie was none of the above. These featurettes make me wander if they even watched the film or if they’re reading a cue card.
There are also some Previews.