Here be spoilers, but read on anyway, it’ll save two hours of your life.
I’ve seen a lot of movies dealing with the disgusting behavior of humans stuck in bad situations. When done right I’ve found these movies very interesting; it’s fascinating, and scary, to see how humans may react when they’re able to do what they want, and for a while Blindness seemed to be going in the right direction.
In the movie a lot of people simply starts going blind, and because of a fear of infection they are all quarantined in a hospital. However, Julianne Moore’s character, we never hear her name, can still see, but she fakes blindness so she can take care of her blind Doctor husband. The wards with the blind people quickly deteriorate into anarchy, and the people start turning on each other. As seems to be common in these situation, the strong take control. In this case it’s the horrifying leader of Ward 3. Somehow he gets a hold of a gun, and now his ward is controlling the food rations. Initially they want valuables for food, but when the other wards run out of stuff to barter with, Ward 3 starts demanding something else: the women.
And so, everything is set up for the climax. As mentioned Moore’s character is the only person who’s able to see, and the Ward 3 people don’t know this, giving her a huge advantage. When the control of the food rations started I was looking forward to Moore using this advantage, but even when they start demanding the women she actually does nothing. Instead eight women volunteer to be raped, and at this point I think, okay, this is a part of her plan, she’s gonna go in there and stab the fuckers or something, but no, she just submits herself to rape! At this point I’m just disgusted by the movie, in a Funny Games-kind of way where I know the main character should and is able to stop the fucking madness, but the person does not. I mean, would you rather be raped or risk losing your life trying to save seven other women from being raped? Everyone else is blind for fucks sake, she could just sneak in there, and at least steal the gun! Even killing the asshole leader would seem appropriate, but no, she does nothing, and it doesn’t make any sense. At one point her husband even talks about wanting to just grab the pistol and stop it all. But still, she does nothing. And that’s my problem, because it’s so out of character, it’s so ridiculously stupid, and it ruins a movie that was very entertaining and interesting until this point.
One raping goes by, and another commences. Finally she snaps, and when she then goes in there and kills the asshole it’s too late. It doesn’t make sense. I’ve lost all respect for the movie. Then it becomes even weirder. When everyone finds out the leader is dead the Ward 1 people start blaming the unknown murderer for starting a war. I mean, come on, those people just raped your girlfriends and wives, you did nothing, and now you complain when someone avenged them!
Bad movies is one thing, but when you watch movies that seem to be extraordinary and then suddenly turn around and ruin everything that was built up the last hour, it’s just sad. I mean, if the Ward 1 people had just said “No, fuck you, cocknugget” and started fighting back, when the other guys proposed a mass raping, the movie would’ve been great. Now, when she finally stabs the guy, I didn’t really give a crap, I just felt sad.