Finally, and more befuddling than all the rest, there's the stupidity of the seeing woman who allows herself and others to get raped instead of utilizing her huge advantage in order to take control of the entire situation. No, she has to wait until after one of the women has been murdered in order to decide it might be a good idea to do something. Blindness was literally two long hours of me just saying things like "Wait, why didn't they..." "Hold on, you could just..." "Stop being an idiot, and..." I hated the characters, I hated the story, and I hated them so much that I could not appreciate anything that might have been positive about the movie. I imagine there were some artistic choices that were interesting, and the unique look at what happens when society breaks down was special, but I couldn't care less because it was presented in the stupidest way possible. Just thinking about this movie again is making me want to punch something.
Positives: Julianne Moore; Powerful premise and what it tries to teach us.
Negatives: Orgies and be careful where you watch it, people might think you're watching a porno.
It's a strange story about am unnamed city where the people experience "white blindness" where everything is so overblown that they cannot see anything at all. AKA: Whiteout.
Not knowing what causes it, they are all tossed into a quarantine zone and things quickly descend from there. Each ward developed their own power structure and very quickly the Monarchy ward effectively takes over everything.
It can be seen as pretentious as the metaphors are rather obvious. But I actually found a lot of enjoyment analyzing this film piece by piece.
An interesting note: none of the characters have names. They all call themselves by their job. In the credits they are usually called by what they are wearing.
Bleak, depressing, and always interesting. Check it out.