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The Eye Review

Asian horror gets a facelift in Hollywood land! Starring Jessica Alba, The Eye is a remake of Jian Gui by Thai directors David and Oxid Pang. What the Pang brothers gave us was a lowly-lit, silent chiller; what David Moreau and Xavier Palud have spun for us is an eerie tale, packaged with a fair share of strobe lighting and spine-chilling effects.

Blind since the age of 5, Sydney Wells is eager as she is fascinated by the idea of a cornea transplant that will restore her sight. With the surgery over, Sydney prepares to see the world as everybody else does, but is instead faced with some rather horrifying and inexplicable encounters with the dead. She can not only see the normal world, she can also see beyond it! For Sydney, the world with all its colour and contour is a new experience and completely different from the one she sensed sightlessly. But before she gets used to her eyes, she is harassed and haunted by spirits. At last, she figures out that all these terrible experiences have to do with her eyes, so she sets about tracing her donor.

Jessica Alba is undeniably pretty and in supremely good shape. The movie has offered her not only scope to flaunt her lithe figure, but has also displayed her acting skills. As for the chills and thrills, the movie is full of them. When they begin to come, the scares make you shudder but as the movie proceeds, the background score gives you blaring notice of the ghosts to come! The Eye is a reasonably good attempt at scaring you out of your wits; A little more attention to detail and a tad more depth to Sydney's character would have given the movie a whole better feel.

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