Eye in the sky 2016 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. A lieutenant general alan rickman and a colonel helen mirren face political opposition after ordering a drone missile strike to take out a group of suicide bombers in nairobi, kenya. Eye in the sky is a 2015 british thriller film starring helen mirren, aaron paul, alan rickman, and barkhad abdi. But then a us drone pilot aaron paul spots a little girl in the kill zone. Katherine powells helen mirren drone operation in the skies above nairobi. This is the story of altmanns legal battle to reclaim five klimt paintings stolen by the nazis and tenaciously. Years before she won an oscar for playing queen elizabeth, helen mirren was playing a much less regal role. In her new film eye in the sky, helen mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in kenya. With classical training, years of work on the london stage, an acclaimed television series, and. Perhaps the ultimate thinking mans sex symbol, helen mirren is also one of the most respected actresses of british stage, screen, and television. Katherine powell, second in command of the joint u.
Directed by gavin hood and written by guy hibbert, the film explores the ethical challenges of drone warfare. The british general the late alan rickman in charge stops for a baby shower gift on his way to the office but buys the wrong one, leaving his aide to rerun the errand while he oversees col. Helen mirren, aaron paul and alan rickman star in new drone centric film. Sometimes movie making can be at its best when it does not simply entertain but poses challenging questions about contemporary issues. Much of the movie is seen from the viewpoint of the drone flying above the. The moral implications of modern warfare are confronted in bleecker streets powerful drama, eye in the sky, coming to digital hd on june 14, 2016 and bluraytm, dvd and on demand on june 28. Eye in the sky movie clips compilation alan rickman. Helen mirren stars in a gripping suspense thriller exploring the morality of modern warfare. Eye in the sky movie clip cleared to engage 2016 aaron. How a hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare. With the compelling and thrilling new drama eye in the sky, we finally have a drone movie worth cheering about. Eye in the sky official trailer helen mirren, aaron paul, alan. Rex i n pondering why gavin hoods dronestrike thriller eye in the sky failed to involve me very deeply, i.
These battles however, play out like a video game, with pilots sitting in a dark room filled with display screens a. Eye in the sky drone warfare forms the backbone of eye in the sky, starring helen mirren as a british military officer arguing over the messy ethics of collateral damage. Helen mirren is watching you in this drone thriller starring mirren, aaron paul and the late alan rickman, this tense drama will make you suspicious of that bird. Much of the movie is seen from the viewpoint of the drone flying above the suggested target, dispassionately tracking things, no matter how emotional everything else is getting. There was a 2009 article of the same title written by major timothy allen johnson sr about usaf isr operations in the middle. Eye in the sky ist ein britischer thriller des sudafrikanischen regisseurs gavin hood aus dem jahr 2015.
Aaron paulhelen mirren drone thriller eye in the sky spies. 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. Her mother, kathleen alexandrina eva matilda rogers, was from a workingclass english family, and her father, vasiliy petrovich mironov, was a russianborn civil servant, from kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. His final, alice through the looking glass, comes out in may.
Helen mirren and alan rickman join the drones debate eye in. At times theres a touch of dr strangelove satire iain glens uk foreign. In charge of the mission is colonel powell helen mirren, her. Mar 10, 2016 watch the trailer for eye in the sky released on the 8 april 2016 at selected cineworld cinemas. Through remote surveillance and ontheground intel, powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from capture to kill. Gavin hoods dronestrike thriller tries to create taut drama with a starry cast. Eye in the sky movie clip cleared to engage 2016 aaron paul, helen mirren movie hd. Goodkill was the previous movie i saw which was made on the pilot behind the controls of the drones. As helen mirrens new film eye in the sky is released, an expert reflects on the morality of how and when to use drones in war derek gregory sat 9 apr 2016 19. She was in a movie that had to be renamed because of columbine.
Helen mirren full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Helen mirren, aaron paul and alan rickman film explores drone. Eye in the sky official trailer helen mirren, aaron paul. But everything changes when commanding officer colonel katherine powell helen mirren learns that an imminent suicide bombing is being planned in the targets house. I continued to watch because it turned out to be a marvelous film. Shes one of the most highly respected stars of the stage, television, and film, with an oscar, four emmys, and membership in the order of the british empire to her credit but helen mirrens eclectic filmography has always had room for more than serious arthouse fare. Culture drones drone strikes film helen mirren as soon as the theater lights dim for the latest dronecentric film, eye in the sky, a quote fills the screen.
Helen mirren, aaron paul face the fog of drone warfare in new eye in the sky trailer mirren plays col. I went into watching this movie with no idea, apart from the fact aaron paul and helen mirren are in it. Bleecker street captures helen mirrens drone thriller. Mar 10, 2016 eye in the sky movie clip cleared to engage 2016 aaron paul, helen mirren movie hd. Should they just use an americanbased drone to wipe them out, or is the civilian casualty rate going to be too high. Very relevant to current world events, and the differing points of. Rank helen mirrens 10 best movies movie and tv news.
You cant dismiss it as a macho movie about war video interview. The story here goes that britain has finally got the intel on a handful of its most wanted terrorists who are amassing in a house in a suburban african district. Mirren began her acting career with the royal shakespeare company in 1967 and made her debut in the west end stage in 1975. Helen mirren, alan rickman enter the drone warfare genre. A dilemma ensues when a capture order must become a kill order. She wants to take out three terrorists, but the collateral. Good kill asks us whether it is moral, legal and even effective to use unmanned aerial vehicles socalled drones to eliminate assumed terrorists, even when collateral damage that is, the deaths of non terrorists is likely or even certain.
Helen mirren, alan rickman enter the drone warfare genre with. The central themes of the film are about the use of drones in modernwarfare, terrorists. As she brings her star appeal to a retelling of the nutcracker, we look at her roles, from kickass assassins through. Helen mirren grapples with remote warfare in eye in the sky.
Eye in the sky official trailer 2016 helen mirren, aaron paul. Its about the use of drone strikes on terrorist targets, and the complicated things that must happen before a drone actually attacks. Eye in the sky film puts the use of drones in the spotlight. Mirren dialed in back in 2004, but unfortunately, her call wasnt momentous enough to get her a spinoff of her own. Jan 07, 2016 eye in the sky stars helen mirren as colonel katherine powell, a ukbased military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in kenya. Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at movies. With helen mirren, aaron paul, alan rickman, barkhad abdi. Eye in the sky full movie 2016 helen mirren, aaron. Helen mirren plays a british officer leading a secret drone mission in gavin hoods film. And second, its the late alan rickmans penultimate film. Given that the stars include helen mirren and the late alan rickman as highranking british military officers, breaking bad alum aaron paul as a u. Apr 09, 2016 how a hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare. Breathtaking new peek at joseph gordonlevitt in the walk offers.
Helen mirren and alan rickman join the drones debate eye. Shes also appeared in plenty of popcorn flicks, including national treasure 2, inkheart, and red, which found her. Fantastischer ensemblethriller mit helen mirren red, aaron paul. Helen mirren s eye in the sky has no easy answers in her new film eye in the sky, helen mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in kenya. The raunchy movie in which helen mirren bares it all decider.
Mar 10, 2016 eye in the sky stars helen mirren as colonel katherine powell, a ukbased military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in kenya. The film follows british military commanders, including helen mirren as colonel katherine powell, as they debate with cabinet officers and politicians over a strike against alshabaab terrorists. But this took the movie to another level and did not let it stay stagnant. I decided to watch eye in the sky for three reasons. Eye in the sky stars helen mirren, alan rickman, aaron paul and barkhad abdi, who was oscarnominated in his screen debut as a somali pirate in captain phillips. Dame helen mirren was born in queen charlottes hospital in west london.
Colonel katherine powell helen mirren is a ukbased military officer who is in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in kenya. A careworn, khakiclad colonel, she must make tough decisions about the deployment of a drone to kill terrorists. This movie is about the famous portrait, woman in gold by klimt. Eye in the sky is a gripping examination of the protocols behind drone warfare. Oct 07, 2015 eye in the sky stars helen mirren, alan rickman, aaron paul and barkhad abdi, who was oscarnominated in his screen debut as a somali pirate in captain phillips. The movie, starring helen mirren and alan rickman, is about a targeted drone operation against alshabaab terrorists in kenya. Good kill hits the bigscreen just as another drone movie. The plot of the movie concerns a joint britishamerican operation to. The majority of holocaust survivors are dying of old age while their incredible works of art, precious jewelry, furniture and other valuable possessions remain as stolen property in national museums and wealthy individuals homes. The plot, a rather simple one, centers on the quest of col. The timely film stars helen mirren as colonel katherine powell, a ukbased military officer, who is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in kenya.
Alan rickman and helen mirren star in gavin hoods nailbiting thriller that explores the ethics of drone strikes. In woman in gold shes again brilliant, as maria altmann, the niece of adele blochbauer, who was the subject of one of klimts most famous paintings. A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot. Aaron paulhelen mirren drone thriller eye in the sky. Mirren and director gavin hood say the audience is. Watch helen mirren, aaron paul and alan rickman in the new trailer for the war drama thriller eye. Mar 08, 2016 the movie, starring helen mirren and alan rickman, is about a targeted drone operation against alshabaab terrorists in kenya. Join sign up keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Eye in the sky stars helen mirren as colonel katherine powell, a ukbased military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in kenya. A semisuccessful attempt to tell an emotional tale of ethics in the drone age. Very relevant to current world events, and the differing points of view were represented in a balanced way. Its a movie about morally complex questions and very real ethical dilemmas set in the world of modern drone warfare.
The moral implications of modern warfare are confronted in. Katherine powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture. Rank helen mirrens 10 best movies jan 31, 2018 mirren stars here as colonel katherine powell, a military officer in charge of a drone program that runs into trouble when a civilian strays into the crosshairs just as a pilot aaron paul is about to strike, triggering international tensions that threaten to derail the entire mission. She won the academy award for best actress for her performance as queen elizabeth ii in the queen. Helen mirren, a ukbased military officer in command of a top secret drone. Through remote surveillance and ontheground intel led by jama farah barkhad abdi, powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing. Eye in the sky poster features helen mirren eyeing a drone. Bernards high school for girls, helen appeared in hamlet at age. A different type of war movie because of the subject matter which makes you. But the film presents a premise that, in the end, it cannot. First controversial drone movie strikes, questions u. Jul 26, 2016 despite her many awards, untouchable regal image, and vaunted dame status, helen mirren remains the 71yearold thespian youd most like to grab a beer with.595 1499 846 815 1141 655 153 1340 910 1185 1055 520 1500 100 1268 250 402 734 1457 930 56 240 849 1433 735 642 1288 1094 1142 437 556 1011 737 998 413 1476 891 176