Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Good story....good acting....good post apocalyptic scenes. So it gets a 3 star rating. Watching the movie was not a fun experience at all. I wanted to see the movie for awhile...so mission accomplished. But I will not be watching again anytime soon. Interesting trivia... characters have no names just descriptions....like Dr., Dr's wife, pharmacist. Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore play a married couple a few years before they made The Kids Are Alright.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
José Saramago is one of my country's greatest achievements. He won one of our two Nobel prizes and, although many hate to study his work through high school, public opinion held him in very high regard until his death in 2010. So, when one of his books made it to Hollywood, it made an impact: news segments, articles, interviews, you name it. Being paired with Fernando Meirelles, a brazilian director, made it all even more special. Together, they gave us Blindness.
In a day just like any other, a man inexplicably goes blind in the middle of traffic. The following days more and more people lose their eyesight, and…
Its rare that a movie improves upon a piece of literature. Fernando Meirelles' (dir. City of God, The Constant Gardener) adaptation does just that. Before the Nobel Prize winning author, José Saramago died, he saw the film version of his book and cried with satisfaction. See here: bit.ly/13ymYR
This movie gets a bad rap, which is understandable. There are scenes of great agony and distress that are not very pleasant (obviously these moments are not meant to be). But there's also scenes of great hope and beauty that transcend said tragedies and reminds the viewer what Blindness is all about. Enlightenment, vision, holiness...and it may very well be a propaganda film for the Christian faith. Which, despite not being uber-religious, I admired.
I've been a fan of this movie for a couple years now. It's symbolism is so embedded in its production design - the lighting, the editing, and direction. The constant use of focus, color, blurriness, and shaky cam puts you right into the mythos - good…
Imagine a Superman film where Superman would rather get raped than use his powers. If you think this sounds compelling, Blindness is for you.
Fernando Meirelles again delivers a quality piece of filmmaking with Blindness, his Canadian thriller. This is essentially a horror film by any other name. People are suddenly struck down by blindness, all except Julianne Moore who pretends to be afflicted so she can take care of her husband in an old hospital where they are quarantined. It's not long before factions develop and this micro-society breaks down into chaos and violence. Much darker and more brutal than I'd expected, this is a powerful piece of work. Great cast and a great adaptation by Don McKellar (Last Night).
Terminé el libro hace poco y me es imposible no hacer comparaciones. La intención era ser lo más fiel posible a la novela de Saramago, pero lo cierto es que no transmite ni la mitad. Y quizás ahí reside el problema. El guión necesitaba un retoque para dotar de mayor sentido a la historia, especialmente para los no lectores.
Los hechos van demasiado rápido, no se explica con claridad los motivos de los protagonistas, no se reproducen momentos importantes del libro, y todo esto ocasiona que la sucesión de acontecimientos parezcan carentes de toda lógica. El recurso de la voz en off podía ser la solución a este problema pero sólo se utilizó para resaltar un par de cosas que ya estaban a la vista de todos.
Is it weird to complain that a movie from 2008 looks like it was made in 2002? Maybe I'm just a hater for 2002 but I hate how this movie looks. Pretty groovy premise though but it just rubs the wrong way.
The storyline in Blindness is an interesting concept for a movie however the plot was not that successful. Blindness starts off in a city when mysteriously an outbreak of blindness occurs. The victims then are quarantined by the government in a hospital without any medical care, treatment, hygiene, and very little food. Juilanne Moore is the best thing about the movie Blindness as she plays a wife of an ophthalmologist by played Mark Ruffalo, who loses his sight. As more people as sent to the quarantined, a group of criminals take power, and demand valuables for food, and quickly demands more immoral actions such as providing women for food. The beginning started interesting but quickly turned disrupting and dragged. The…
The look:gritty, stark, stylish. The performances: beautifully nuanced, complex, powerful, vulnerable. The concept: mighty. Lord of the Flies on a global scale, Fernando Meirelles' blindness is a unique, memorable, and staggering vision that blends social commentary and engaging narrative beautifully with a brutalist quasi-hollywood panache, and the amazing use of shallow focus and layered frames is striking. Every frame executed with a loving photographer's gaze, I am especially captivated by the (pun intended) blinding whites.
And of course, Julianne Moore can do absolutely no wrong.
Both genre-flick fan, and indie-advocate cinephile could well find something to like here. And that's a rare combination.
One of the worst adaptations of a movie based on a book.
Blindness was a real roller coaster ride for me. The opening was smooth and interesting and establishes a maybe unbelievable premise- a plague of blindness- grounded in the real world. So, when the situation gets cartoonishly Orwellian, I start to feel some serious tugging on my rug. Mark Ruffles and Julianne Moore do a bang up up job anchoring a good cast, but things get bleak and vicious and I really did not want to be watching or listening to organized rape sessions.
Well done, but Blindness slapped me around a bit too much.
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