Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DON'T BLINK

 Don't Blink Movie Review

Ten people on vacation arrive at their lodge only to discover it is empty. They soon find there are no bugs or animals around, the temperature begins to drastically change, and one by one they begin to disappear without a trace. This film is a classic example of having a ton of potential but too many flaws to really live up to it. To me the first thing that really pops out is the lack of character development. Other than the jerk of the movie, Alex (Zack Ward, Titus, Freddy vs. Jason), pretty much all the other characters are interchangeable. Writer/director Travis Oates gives us no reason to care that these characters are vanishing. Also, if you want to watch this movie because you are a fan of Mena Suvari, you may want to skip it--she's in it very little in spite of having top billing. I personally was disappointed this guy was only in the film for about ten seconds...

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The acting is passable--there is nothing award winning, but nothing offensively bad either. The premise and suspense of the movie are both fairly decent, even though you may find yourself comparing at times to the far superior Identity. You will likely develop theories as to why the people are vanishing, and the movie will even address some of your theories, as well as drop horror movie references, and the film will deliver a wonderful final ten minutes or so, but there is one thing you will have to come to grips with if you watch this film--though hints are dropped throughout, what exactly is happening, or why the people are disappearing, is never fully explained. I guess Oates wanted to leave this to your own interpretation, and with a better film he may have had more people contemplating this, but unfortunately this is a just above average film that not a lot of people will spend a lot of time thinking about once they have finished viewing it. That said, Don't Blink is still a little better than I expected it to be. 

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6



Don't Blink Movie Trailer

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