Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer ratings & reviews
Visually exciting with a great plotPosted
4 of 5 stars for the very odd political drama satire movie Land of the Blind. Frankly, I don't know how to review this movie; it is really odd and strange. thought I was not going to like it when it started but I got drawn-in and really liked it. OK, I'll try... They have created a little country with a dictator. What is cool is that the graphical look of the movie is a strange combination of the world during the 1930's and yet also the 2000's. Imagine a color TV using a horn from a Vicktrola as a speaker. They have combined fashions of old and new. There are reference to very modern real-world people places and events yet it is a technology throw-back to the 30's and 40's. In a way, I think they were going for a Cuba-like look. If I tell you any of the primary storyline it would spoil the movie. I will say that Donald Sutherland delivers a great performance! Ralph Fiennes plays the lead role and is amazing! Those two guys stole the movie! A shout-out to Lara Flynn Boyle who plays the strange wife of the dictator. Who is really running the country her or him? How odd ball is this movie? There is a scene where him and her are having bedroom costume play while projecting an adult movie onto a screen which is really two people standing there; wow-odd. Yes, I do recommend this movie. The DVD lacked alot of behind-the-scenes stuff. For this movie, I'd really have enjoyed hearing the thinking behind the visual design, costume design and the crazy plot.
I would recommend this to a friend