not too bad ^^
Another life lesson to learn ^o^
but the 'rape' parts are very disturbing
From what I read, I take it more than half of you haven't read the book. Read it. The movie might not have been up to everyones standard, but the book; simply amazing! I am 16 and VERY picky on which books I read, but this one is one of my favorites. Jose Saramago has won multiple awards and his concept shouldn't be trashed because you were too lazy to read the book first. I personally thought the movie had the perfect amount of rawness, intensity, and insight. Great concept, good actors, amazing setting.
Abysmal, depressive, utterly maddening. I abhor this movie. There is a responsibility that film makers take on when they make a movie, and that is to represent behaviors that MOST people can relate to. This was 2 hours of watching a completely useless person, be completely useless, in the face of the most depraved human behavior. In a movie about survival, regardless of the vehicle that drives one to the brink (in this case it was becoming blind), we were forced to watch a great example of what NOT to do, and how USELESS someone in that position could be.
I think that movies like this are amateur-ish at best. Also why would people stricken blind suddenly, walk around naked, simply because
I think my IQ dropped 10 points after watching this movie. I couldn't finish the movie only because it was painfully unrealistic. People with a disease spread put in a ward with no nurses, doctors, tests or otherwise. Meanwhile, everyone outside is getting sick, yet they still have this ward protected by the military? It makes no sense. It's also painful how little the "doctor's wife" does to resolve the situation. She calls and complains there isn't enough food? Why wouldn't she call and complaint they don't have any help? People seem to be willing to come in contact with the sick people in transport to the ward but once they're their they don't want to touch them.
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A very so so movie. Annoying at times and tedious at other times. Not something I'd recommend to friends but the acting was good.
I actually found the movie intriguing. I like Julianne Moore and she did well in her part.
This was a frustrating movie - like other comments made by reviewers here, I too expected the female lead (who can see while others can't) to grab the gun or use the scissors hung by the tv to slit the throat of the ruthless badguy before resorting to having sex with him against her will. This movie was an unbarebly long movie to watch. There were more unrealistic pieces to it - the decripit conditions of the institution the blind are sent to. At some point the city is overrun by the illness however, only three small wards fill this, guarded by the miltary, institution. This movie had potential - it reminded me of The Lord of the Flies in the way it stripped away our comfort zone and chan
Agreed that this movie sheds some light into how frail mankind is. However, having said that, it was by far the worst movie I've ever seen. It was doomed from the start, the ending is just ridiculous, and predictable - essentially defeating the purpose of showing how frail we all are - don't waste your time..
It is NOT all bad--it really delves into the Frailty of the Human condition and how people behave in an abnormal situtation.It was depressing but enlightening. You have to find strength to watch it
Running Time: 121 min.
October 3, 2008
February 10, 2009
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Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover, Alice Braga, Don McKellar, Martha Burns, Maury Chaykin, Nadia Litz