´╗┐ In the Blink of an Eye (2009) David A.R. White, Eric Roberts, Andrea Logan White, Lonnie Colˇn Movie Review

In the Blink of an Eye (2009)   2/52/52/52/52/5

David A.R. White in In the Blink of an Eye (2009)

The End is Nigh Again

After another tough case Detective David Ramsey (David A.R. White) and his girlfriend were due to have a relaxing break aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But then when his wife just seems to disappear and as he tries to make sense of what is going on his captain (Eric Jones) contacts him to say there is some sort of connection between the boat owner and the case David had been working on. Then all of a sudden David seems to wake up from what could have been a nightmare. All the more confused David finds himself in the same day again aware of what is about to happen but unable to prevent it.

So take the typical end is nigh scenario where we have people discovering loved ones have suddenly disappeared, make it into a bit of a detective story but then splice it with the whole groundhog day set up so the detective gets to live over the same day again and again until he discovers what lessons he is suppose to be learning from all this. It is an entertaining concept and in fairness "In the Blink of an Eye" doesn't have that false pleasantness which can often make movies which come under the Christian cinema banner come across as being cheesy.

But for me the attempts to combine grit with a message doesn't quite work and the end result is a movie which often feels a little awkward. It also makes "In the Blink of an Eye" another movie which in my eyes could have had great potential to communicate its message in an evangelical way but instead ends up as entertainment for those who are already Christians and as such is more of a re-enforcement of the scriptures.

What this all boils down to is that "In the Blink of an Eye" ends up a good idea but a finished product with problems and a movie which works best for an already Christian audience rather than those who are open minded to watching things outside of their comfort zone.