Monsters!… or Demons!… or Ghosts! Something is causing people to go crazy when they see them. Now it seems this craziness is acted out in one of two way, either you become so deeply saddened that you kill yourself in the most immediate and likely painful way possible or you are so overwhelmed by joy you want to share their image with everyone. Sharing could mean opening blinds or physically holding a person’s eyes open. Some fun examples of how people killed themselves? Walking in front of a bus, getting into a burning car, running out a second floor window, bashing your head against a rock, just to name a few.
The cast and their acting in this movie is impressive. Sandra Bullock plays emotionally distant with ease. Despite what i’m guessing is botox… she was able to convey the distress of surviving in this world in a way that even managed to touch my heart for a second here and there. The supporting cast: John Malkovich and Trevante Rhodes round this movie out really nicely. John Malkovich plays a drunk asshole with sexy charm really well. Trevante? Heck yes he would be any woman’s dream survival companion.
Don’t expect a linear story here. The choppiness makes the movie feel disjointed but it does keep things interesting. It follows Sandra’s character Malorie either in the present, travelling down a river with two kids in tow, towards a safe haven, or her in the past surviving from the initial breakout of the things until the story catches up. The story does do well with bringing both parts together and unveiling things to you in parts. Almost like they are trying to keep you blind to certain things.
Is this movie popular? The memes say it is! The critical response has not been so positive but who cares, people are having fun, and sometimes being dangerous, to get clicks and likes. I will fully admit that the one of the guy and his dog watching the movie blindfolded was cute and hilarious.
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