2.0, Latin America/Spain, United States/Canada


2008 / Fernando Meirelles > Maybe this is another one of those novels that’s unadaptable, because Meirelles’ vision is nothing short of torture filled with the kind of stereotyped, polarizing “lessons” that makes decent movies into ham-handed atrocities. Even as it is technically proficient, with fine acting performances from Julianne Moore and Japan’s Yoshino Kimura in her English-speaking debut, Blindness still comes off as a chore. The film’s simply not enjoyable, and when the credits roll, the satisfaction borne of the ending is significantly underwhelming considering the emotional upheavals experienced earlier.