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woe.is.me.
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"Did anyone else see 'Blindness'?"


  

          

I just saw it and was shocked it only got 40% on rotten tomatoes. I really liked it.

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Saw it last night
Jan 09th 2009
1
Yes, interesting film.
Jan 09th 2009
2
yeah I watched it a few nights ago
Jan 09th 2009
3
I saw it, it was GUD and disturbing
Jan 09th 2009
4
I have to say I liked it as well
Jan 09th 2009
5
I saw it
Jan 09th 2009
6
I saw it a couple of weeks ago and I loved it too , it reminded...
Jan 09th 2009
7
I don't think they overlooked it.
Jan 09th 2009
8
I liked it
Jan 09th 2009
9
they did mention him again
Jan 09th 2009
11
i thought it was a good film
Jan 09th 2009
10
it seems like in general, the critics dropped the ball on this one.
Jan 09th 2009
12
good movie, some obvious plot holes and a bit heavy handed but good
Apr 15th 2009
13
word, its definitely heavy handed.
Apr 15th 2009
15
I liked it alot
Apr 15th 2009
14
saw this weekend it came out. there were 3 ppl in the theater (including
Apr 16th 2009
16
LOL, maybe this was the filmmaker's intention! Brilliant!
Apr 16th 2009
18
didn't do the book justice IMO
Apr 16th 2009
17
SEND US YOUR WOMEN!!!
Jul 17th 2009
19
I thought it was overlooked too...
Jul 17th 2009
20
I liked it.
Jul 28th 2009
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i kinda hated it...
Jul 29th 2009
22
loved it, the guy who was really blind focked me up
Jul 30th 2009
23
I couldn't get past her being able to see and not doing much
Aug 06th 2009
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Yeah, agree...
Sep 08th 2009
25
I hate this movie with a passion (SPOILERS)
Sep 08th 2009
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What makes you think it took place in the US?
Sep 08th 2009
27
Really?
Sep 08th 2009
28
I got my info from good ole wikipedia, for what it's worth.
Sep 09th 2009
30
because damn near everyone had an American Accent.
Sep 09th 2009
29
Yeah that is how I felt about the movie and those issues
Jun 02nd 2010
32
I really liked this movie, but it had some of the most disturbing scene...
Jun 02nd 2010
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You know who didn't see 'Blindness'?
Jun 02nd 2010
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Horrible
Jun 02nd 2010
34
nope. I loved the book and cant image the movie having the
Jun 03rd 2010
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no worries
Jun 03rd 2010
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LOL, this was 1 polarizing movie, many liked it, just as many hated it
Jun 04th 2010
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1. "Saw it last night"
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meh.

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jonz mahone
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2. "Yes, interesting film."
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Warning: Edit or Zootown will lock this because there is already a post mildly discussing the film.

  

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Nopayne
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3. "yeah I watched it a few nights ago"
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I really enjoyed it. Even the wikipedia article was hating on it a bit. I don't know why.


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4. "I saw it, it was GUD and disturbing"
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5. "I have to say I liked it as well"
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It was dark and had a particular allegory to it that was kind of refreshing in a sense, but at the same time slightly terrifying. I felt bad for Danny Glover's character at the end....ahhh to be Black.

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6. "I saw it"
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i liked it. i agree it should have gotten more love because it really threw you in this world and it was interesting that blindness was used as an allegory to the breakdown of society and how one group treats another, and social hierarchy's etc. it was somewhat heavy handed and i can see why some critics may have overlooked it when it came to choosing the years best but it was a solid flick last year the market was oversaturated with great films to choose from.

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7. "I saw it a couple of weeks ago and I loved it too , it reminded..."
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me of Children of men. I think it captured the bleakness very well . Also I loved the way it was shot and the use of the color white throughout the movie.

  

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8. "I don't think they overlooked it."
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They just didn't like it
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1188215-blindness/?critic=creamcrop
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9. "I liked it"
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Very hard to watch though. I also was suprised by the negative reviews.





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In the end the doctor's wife is leading them through the city, they are all holding hands and he is in the back. Suddenly he stumbles, his hand slips and he takes a wrong turn. Nobody notices, nobody says anything and he is never mentioned again. Did I miss something?
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11. "they did mention him again"
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A scene or two later when they reach the shelter the wife tells them all to stay together because she doesn't want to lose anyone else.

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10. "i thought it was a good film"
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The acting was spot on, the story drew me in and the cinematography was great. I loved how the overexposed and manipulated the images to shows us how they saw.

  

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12. "it seems like in general, the critics dropped the ball on this one."
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it's one of my favorite movies of 08.

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13. "good movie, some obvious plot holes and a bit heavy handed but good"
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im surprised it wasnt more popular

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15. "word, its definitely heavy handed."
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thoroughly dug it though.

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14. "I liked it alot"
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My girlfriend liked it too but homegirl from work didn't like it at all.

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16. "saw this weekend it came out. there were 3 ppl in the theater (including"
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me and my gf, lol)
iono why it was so empty but it added to the feeling of desolation

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18. "LOL, maybe this was the filmmaker's intention! Brilliant!"
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>iono why it was so empty but it added to the feeling of
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17. "didn't do the book justice IMO"
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the movie was bordering pretentious.

I didn't feel that way with the book.


  

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that movie was rough as hell.

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20. "I thought it was overlooked too..."
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Esp. in a particularly thin year of movies. The acting was excellent throughout. The cinematography was rich and inventive. The adaptation was a little clumsy in spots but overall I think it captured the spirit of the novel and I forgave its mistakes in respect for its ambition.

  

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21. "I liked it. "
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I expected things to fall apart with all the negative reviews, but it carried my interest through the end.

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22. "i kinda hated it..."
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like i saw what was good about it...

but it was a bit too nervewrecking

and had a few moments where i couldnt suspend belief

after about 40 minutes of it...im like OKay OKay...OKay OKay (c) Kanye I GET IT

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23. "loved it, the guy who was really blind focked me up"
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24. "I couldn't get past her being able to see and not doing much"
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Also, if you seemed immune, shouldn't you tell someone so they can run tests on you and possibly try to find a cure?

I just found most of her actions to be annoying. Ditto for Ruffalo.

An interesting concept but I just never bought into it.

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25. "Yeah, agree..."
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I'd like to know why she was immune to the blindness.

Anyways, I enjoyed the movie. I'll check out the book.

  

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26. "I hate this movie with a passion (SPOILERS)"
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Mainly a suspension of disbelief passion. I just don't think things would have happened the way they did. I think I might have felt differently about it if the movie wasn't set in the US.

1. I was mad from the biggning when the Asia dude let someone drive his care home and didn't go immediately to the hospital.

2. I was also mad that the first people suffering from the blindness were just thrown in a facility and forgotten about. Call me naive, I just don't think it would happen that way in the US. I think in the US government scientist would be all other them trying to figure out what was going on. I think you could tell that the director was South American because there was this strong distrust of government institutions, even stronger then we have here in the US.

3. What made me the most upset though was the folks handing over their women. Yeah I will admit that some folks may have let it go down like that but I personally wouldn't have stood for that. Especially if there only advantage was a one gun used by a blind person and we had a person with vision. The director had a very cynically POV about people's capacity to be heroic. I admit that the director may have intended to piss me off on this point.

I understand that the movie was an allegorical piece and I may be focusing on the "wrong" issues from the directors perspective, but if that's the case then this story may have been better left as a novel.

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27. "What makes you think it took place in the US?"
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My understanding is that the specifically shot it so that you couldn't tell what country they were in.

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28. "Really?"
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I thought there were references to the CDC and the US military. Maybe it was all the american actors that gave me that impression. Will have to check for that again.

Still hate it.

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30. "I got my info from good ole wikipedia, for what it's worth."
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According to wikipedia, the author ensured that it was set in an unnamed city or country. He didn't want people know know where the movie was supposed to set. Incidentally, they chose São Paulo for this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindness_%28film%29

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29. "because damn near everyone had an American Accent."
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32. "Yeah that is how I felt about the movie and those issues"
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especially the women scene and them being alone in the hospital kind of killed it for me.

  

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31. "I really liked this movie, but it had some of the most disturbing scene..."
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I've ever watched on film. The whoel rape/pussy for food thing was just ... and the shit went on for what felt like a 20 minutes.


  

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33. "You know who didn't see 'Blindness'?"
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...blind people.

but seriously, it was a pretty good film, captures the mood and feel of the book. But, once again, the book is waaaaay better than the film even though it takes a minute to get used to the writing style - Jose Saramago doesn't like quotation marks, or any other punctuation marks for that matter.

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34. "Horrible"
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No way ANYONE who can see lets a blind person rape them.
No way a person who can see lets blind people take their food.

And why were blind people taking jewelry and valuables?
"Hey, we can't see and we're locked down indefinitely. Let's strong-arm folks for their valuables. Valuables that have no value to us in this situation whatsoever."

Worst movie I've seen in a while. Shocked it got into 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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35. "nope. I loved the book and cant image the movie having the "
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same effect.

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36. "no worries "
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it didnt
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37. "LOL, this was 1 polarizing movie, many liked it, just as many hated it"
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not sure how it can elicit hate, but all good.


What's the general take om Mark Ruffalo? He wasn't great in this. Actually he's never been great in anything, but for whatever reason I think he "should" be a great actor. Like he's shown flashes but doesn't have the ethic, I don't know. And I won't profess to be an expert on judging acting talent, but I just feel like he's wasting his tability to some degree.

  

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