Eye in the Sky

2016 At the movies August 2016 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the August 2016 Edition

Starring: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, Phoebe Fox….

Director: Gavin Hood

“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.”

This was an intense and interesting modern day story that most of us can relate to given the state of escalating terrorist activities around the world. The ethics of warfare are a large consideration in the story line where decisions are based on ‘losing a few to save many’. It is definitely a military situation with a global perspective between operatives out of the UK, USA and Africa. The movie also defines the current methods of warfare involving high end technology, communications, missiles and drone capabilities. Actually, though this is a work of fiction, it leaves one wondering about the capabilities of drones these days and just how vulnerable we all may be because of their use.

Just recently released for Netflix, the movie was really well done. Helen Mirren is excellent in this role as are the sup-porting cast members. It’s a good watch.

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