Yeah, color me naïve; my mother had to explain the title of the new Wes Craven film Red Eye to me. (^^; Having done a lot of long flights in coach over the past few years, however, I found myself quite taken with the reality of that particular setting. It was particularly convincing.
In any case, the film really wasn't that bad, as such things go. Of course the plot was painfully predictable and the editing textbook standard. And it wasn't as schlocky *or* scary as Scream. Still. The high points were definitely the actors. Rachael McAdams and Cillian Murphy evince far greater range than really was required for such stock roles. McAdams was a heck of a lot stronger a heroine that is required for such thriller/slasher flicks, and her thousand-watt smile and earnest yet subtly strong expression reminds me a bit of Geena Davis. Murphy was of course awesome and pulled off the romantic comedy bits in the beginning of the film quite admirably; I hope he isn't forever typecast as the horror flick or crazed villain actor of choice. I was never quite convinced by the Murphy-as-terrorist/contract killer, but he sure makes a great violent psychotic! Amazing, really, when you consider how good-looking the guy is and how you'd so not expect someone like that to be the quintessential movie monster.
In any case, Red Eye was good entertainment, lightweight truth-in-advertising. Worth seeing if you have nothing better to do, but there are hundreds of films more worth your time. (Cillian Murphy fangirls exempt, of course. If you're one of them, this film refunds its price of admission several times over in sheer Cillian eyecandy. ^_~ )