I was thinking about seeing Eagle Eye this past weekend, but couldn't get that excited about it. The reviews were mostly negative and the plot DOES seem a bit derivative.
Then, I checked out the spoiler. It sounds like a jumped up War Games (1983) to me. As it happened, I was suffering through a few video rentals, including an atrocity called Them or Ils--actually a French/Romanian language flick. I was temporarily burned out on seeing any more cinema.
When I lived in LA, I would always hear how difficult it is to get a movie made, but that just can't be true anymore.
There is stuff now on home video that is well below what some high school kid could do with a cheap camera, some of his friends, and no script. AND, this seems to be dragging down the theatrical release material, as well. A lowering tide sinks all boats???