Eye in the Sky, a film by Gavin Hood, is a gripping and intellectual exploration of the political and moral dilemma encompassing around drone warfare.
While US presidential candidates like Donald Trump make outrageous statements regarding nuclear warfare in the Pacific Rim, a movie comes out from the same land that focuses on the difficulty of bombing other nations.
Eye in the Sky has been meticulously researched and is based on the newest update of what is currently possible. Eye in the Sky is about how people in the chambers of power fight a war from their cozy chairs, says The Examiner.
They blink while looking at satellite monitors, while only a handful of soldiers are doing the scalp hunting in the field. However, everybody’s head is in the chopper if there is one wrong step.
It could have the consequence of a dozen casualties or hundreds of them.
The idea of bombing is highly dramatic like the distress and dreads the came upon the residents of Baghdad in 2003. But today’s warfare includes the remote driven activities of drones.
Predator and Reaper drones, whose electronic strings are pulled from thousands of miles away, serve as the most vicious examples.
According to The Guardian, human beings have been eradicating others at greater distances since the creation of the dart, the spear and the slingshot. With the invention of firearms, a huge transformation appeared in the range of military violence.
Functions of armed drones include carrying out targeted killings and providing close air support to ground troops. The issue of targeted killing has generated a strong critical debate.
This is the focus of Eye in the Sky. The film, on a general note, depicts the actual task of tracking terrorist factions and trying to stop the damage they do.
Helen Mirren plays Colonel Catherine Powell, a veteran soldier in the British command who has spent six years pursuing a terrorist cell throughout Kenya. She is inclined on stopping a group of top militants from killing thousands, by the use of drone bombing.
Eye in the Sky represents the networked warfare, distributed over multiple locations around the world. However, the network often goes down and gets flooded.