"It's by no means terrible, just lacking in suspense which would've made the film more interesting and 'edge of your seat' worthy."
Based on the Hong Kong film "Jian Gui", Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba), a young, gifted, blind concert violinist, receives an eye transplant that allows her to see for the first time after a fire cracker accident when she was five. These eyes allow her to see into the supernatural world. As Sydney adjusts to a dizzying new world of colours and shapes, she is haunted by visions of death by fire and the 'shadows', she journeys to Mexico in the hopes of unraveling the mystery of her donor.
Jessica Alba, probably better known as 'Max' in 'Dark Angel' or 'Sue Storm' in Fantastic 4, shines in this interesting thriller that plays with the idea that cellular memory could be sinister. Her character is well developed and her performance makes her plight believable, as she searches to not only make sense of the visions but also the brand new fifth sense that she had forgotten.
Dr. Paul Faulkner (Alessandro Nivola), a psychologist assigned to Sydney to help her adjust to her new fifth sense, and ultimately help her make sense of what she sees, even though he is somewhat skeptical, and disbelieving at first.
The Eye, is a well thought out and put together journey into the senses, of what we perceive to be real, I did find it lacking in suspense and for a thriller that was disappointing, this film could've been more than it was, there were a few plot elements that I thought were underused but overall I'd say it was good for time spent watching it. The characters were well developed as we have come to expect from an Americanized version of an Asian Horror film, although I didn't find it horrific in the least (I did jump on a couple of occasions) , it's by no means terrible, just lacking in suspense which would've made the film more interesting and 'edge of your seat' worthy. This film is mediocre at best.