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The Eye (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 1 February 2008 (USA)
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A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

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Mrs. Hillman (as Karen Austin)
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The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Written by Genesis Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.

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Don't Believe Your Eyes. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,425,776 (USA) (1 February 2008)

Gross:

$31,397,498 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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This film is unique in the fact that it is the first western remake of an Asian horror film that is not Japanese but is in fact Chinese as every other remake that came out after The Ring (2002) was of a Japanese film. See more »

Goofs

The music from Sidney's violin does not match her arm movement at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teen on Skateboard: Oh, shit. Thanks. I didn't see that.
Sydney Wells: Neither did I.
Sydney Wells: [voice-over while Sydney walks in the street and settles in a café] People say seeing is believing, but for me, that's not entirely true. I lost my sight when I was five years old. Those memories of what I have seen have faded so much that I doubt I'd even recognize myself anymore. Now I see using my other senses. I can smell the rain before it drops, but I can't watch it fall. I can feel the sun on my face, but I can't see it rise...
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References Speed (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major (Adagio), K. 216
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Ceiri Torjussen
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Cookie cutter rip-off with unneeded changes
2 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you watch this movie, be aware that Gin-Gwai (The Eye)came first. There have even been two sequels. The third one was called The Eye 10 as a marketing ploy by the US director. It is truly awful, so avoid it like the plague.

That being said, the thing that both US influenced versions have are a total lack of creativity, suspense, or originality. It is a pity that Ms. Alba chose this role, as it was merely a shell of the original film. Every scene was reproduced in a typical US-dumbed down format, with typical cheap Friday the 13th scares thrown in. This version ironically lost sight of the original vision of the Pang Brother's classic. Instead, they change key plot elements to "add to" the suspense, IE: American audiences can't think, so we have to hold up a sign that says "SCREAM".

Do yourself and others a favor and rent, or even better buy a copy of the original. You will not be disappointed. Sadly, the same cannot be said for yet another cheap, unimaginative, 80's camp pile of garbage rip-off in the mold of The Grudge, Hide and Seek, and Dark Water. Don't even waste your time downloading this tripe.


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