Monday, July 13, 2009

Blindness

A macabre take on how mankind would react to a global epidemic of blindness. Similar in concept to 'Lord of the flies', it shows how destruction is latent in normal people - like you and me. Nicely made - and deals with the 'supernatural' phenomenon in a manner very different to say how Manoj N Shyamalan would. No attempt in explaining, no heroes but just a depressing view of ourselves. From the maker of this series and an adaption of Jose Sarmago's novel of the same name, Blindness can be disturbing to many. But on the flipside, at the end of all of it one can look around with much satisfaction.

Rating: * * *

3 comments:

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

I tried reading Sarmago's "The Double" a few years ago and failed. Maybe a movie based on his book is more accessible...

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

Deadly film. Hats off to Julianne Moore for showing off her freckles. Did you notice that no one was smoking? Found that quite strange. Yah I realize they are blind but still...

Wenerd said...

didnt notice no one smoking. but did notice that nobody had a name, except the Jap fella, i think