5. "I have to say I liked it as well" In response to Reply # 0
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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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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Very hard to watch though. I also was suprised by the negative reviews.
What the hell happened to the ashy black guy? 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? ________________________________
20. "I thought it was overlooked too..." In response to Reply # 0
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.
26. "I hate this movie with a passion (SPOILERS)" In response to Reply # 0
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.
30. "I got my info from good ole wikipedia, for what it's worth." In response to Reply # 28
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.
33. "You know who didn't see 'Blindness'?" In response to Reply # 0
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.
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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37. "LOL, this was 1 polarizing movie, many liked it, just as many hated it" In response to Reply # 0
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.