Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have yet to see the summer blockbuster The Dark Night. Hell, I have the comic book, 1st Edition, purchased it as a teenager and it has been in a plastic sleeve ever since. I will see it eventually but to tell you the truth I'm not a big movie fan.

However there is one film I definately want to check out. I am a big fan of any sort of apocalyptic stories. I loved Children of Men and 28 Days Later was far more then "just a zombie flick". I recently watched Doomsday, and loved it despite the somewhat cheesy Mad Max homage.

What I enjoyed about all of them was the examination of the breakdown of society and human decency that occurs in the face of ecological or even viral disaster. That is why I am looking forward to Blindness, a new release about the a world-changing virus that causes what you can probably guess by the title. Smarter then Doomsday, and more serious, it truly examines the human element and psychology of being cast out as a leper, the fragility and destruction of society, and then having to rebuild your own. Call it Lord of the Flies for the 21st Century.

Blindness opens September 19th


Robert Campbell said...

Right on Calv1n. But I think if the world were to suddenly go blind it would just be the next step to higher consciousness.

xoggoth said...

JUST a zombie flick? What is there that is better than a zombie flick? It should be mandatory to have zombies in every film.

I would like films to consist of nothing but zombies from the opening credit to the very end, no time wasted on plot or characterisation or any of that guff, just zombies. Bliss.

Anonymous said...

I loved 28 Days Later... 28 Weeks Later left me wanting something... I think I was hoping the same characters/actors would be in it... looking forward to 28 Months Later when it comes out