Eye in the Sky

November 27, 2016 - Comment

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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Paul Donovan says:

A new – and important – type of war movie Nine Things About the Film “Eye in the Sky”1. This is one of the best movies of 2016. It’s intelligent, suspenseful, and relevant.2. I’ve never seen a war movie like this one. It’s about the use of drone strikes on terrorist targets, and the complicated things that must happen before a drone actually attacks. Much of the movie is seen from the viewpoint of the drone flying above the suggested target, dispassionately tracking things, no matter how emotional…

George W. Lynn says:

A timely and disturbing portral of the remote drone war on terror. A timely and emotionally disturbing picture of the drone war against terrorism and the ultimate price of collateral damage. We are brought into a British intel operation, in coordination with the Kenyan military on the ground against the Somali terrorist organization, Al Shabbab trying to run a suicide bombing mission in Kenya, but the drone aircraft is US and the pilot and system operators are based in the U.S. All three military organizations are working in close coordination on this mission…

James Bredfeldt says:

Drone warfare–Yes or No!

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