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Blindness Gets Another Thumbs Up From Teen Critic

Gael Garcia Bernal stars in Blindness (Miramax)

By Darrin Buchanan

Blindness (opened October 3 throughout San Diego) is a film like no other. It's not a horror film but it's scary to see what life would be like if every single one of us was blind. In Blindness , Julianne Moore plays "the doctor's wife;" she lives in a world were everyone becomes blind but her. At first it's just a select few and they are taken to a building and are held essentially captive. Most of the movie takes place inside the builing. In the building the blind seperate into four differnt groups; each group has their own goverment. They stuggle with food between the groups and due to frustration, things descend into chaos. Eventually the whole world turns blind, but for some reason the doctor's wife still isn't blind. I didn't like how you don't know how people are becoming blind and where the illness is even coming from, or even why she doesn't go blind. If you want to see a movie like no other then this will be a great movie to watch. I really enjoyed this film and the creativty it has. It's a film like no other.

--Darrin Buchanan is a seventeen-year-old senior at Mount Miguel High School. His main hobbies are theater and speech. He's also a member of the varsity speech team and a part of all the theater productions at school. He loves going to movies and is looking forward to sharing his views with others.

ronald rosales from mount miguel high school
October 09, 2008 at 06:17 PM
I could say that I didnt understand the review... But then again reviews could never be close too the movie. I have to say that i have to see the movie to understand this review. In the parts that i did understand, well i have to say that peolpe do get scared in life and i know how that feels, it's an everyday thing. But it is more terrifying knowing that theres only one person blind in the world

kimi allen
October 09, 2008 at 06:30 PM
In your review i have to say I agree with ronald some parts did not make sense. You should have given more background to the movie for us to understand. I don't agree with what ronald said it didn't quit make sense.

Jamaica Reid from San Diego
October 09, 2008 at 06:31 PM
Your revieew was a positive review but yet for some reason it makes me not want to see the movie. I understood everything/ most things you were saying but you should have given more examples as to why this was a good movie since you liked it. You have a few grammer mistakes and that also messes up your review. It makes the reader think that you didn't take your time to read your writing. If it's going to be posted on the internet and thousands, possibly millions of people are going to be reading your review, then it needs to be perfect. I apologize for the negative comments but they will only help you in the future.

Samantha Rae Payne from Mount Miguel
October 09, 2008 at 06:46 PM
Darrin, I've never seen this movie before but after reading your review of the film, I want to watch it. I'm really into sci-fi/horror films so I'll check this one out.

James Stampley
October 09, 2008 at 06:47 PM
You did a grovy job with this review. I agree with Samantha.

Alex Granillo
October 09, 2008 at 07:53 PM
this review gave me little to no information but it gave just that "magical amount" and it makes me want to see it overall good review on a movie that semms pretty CREEPY

FARHIA GELLE from MOUNT MIGUEL
October 09, 2008 at 07:53 PM
I liked Darrin's review. I haven't the movie but i want to watch it due to his detail review. I totally agree on his view of life and how he expresses it. i would hate to live in a world where everyone is blind.

Melissa Wilkerson from Mount Miguel
October 09, 2008 at 07:59 PM
I would have to agee with Samantha Rae Payne about how Darrin makes the movie interesting to watch, but at the same time it is a little confusing.

Jamison Trask from Mount Miguel High School
October 09, 2008 at 08:04 PM
I disagree with Samantha Rae Payne because this review didn't make the movie all that interesting but made it seem really confusing.

Levi Tormis
October 09, 2008 at 08:05 PM
um i would have to disagree with melissa. since the review was repetative and went nowhere it made it seem as if the he movie wasnt that interesting

Francisco Mota from Mount Miguel High School
October 09, 2008 at 08:06 PM
this movie does sem quiet interesting because its not only about being creepy but to think what life would be and also shows you not to disregard life or to take what you have for granted i agree with jamaica but also on the other hand it shows that he was just interested in telling everyone what he thinks this might be grammar mistake but to show the opinion of this film but very nice job

JOSE CABANAS from MOUNT MIGUEL HS
October 09, 2008 at 08:08 PM
I totally agree with MELISSA WILKERSON the movie seems really interesting and little confusing.

Patricia Hunter
October 09, 2008 at 08:15 PM
I agree with Darrin because movies that you guessing like that don't make me wonder they frustrate and confuse me.

Darrin Buchanan from San Diego
October 11, 2008 at 12:22 AM
Sorry if my review seemed "Confusing" and "didnt have enough". I didn't want to give the movie away so i just gave a basic plot.

danesia williamson
November 06, 2008 at 07:16 PM
Movies like this to confuse me. i havent seen the movie yet, but it is something that i want to see. i like movies that leave you thinking and make you guess whats the basics to the movie.