Review: Blind [2011]

Blind 2011Director: Ahn Sang-hoon
Screenplay: Choi Min-seok

Ha Ji Won as Min Soo-ah
Yoo Seung-ho as Kwon Gi-sub
Jo Hee-bong as Inspector Cho
Yang Yeong-jo as Myeong-jin

Synopsis (hancinema):
A female university student goes missing one day and later is discovered as a victim of a hit-and-run. Assuming the kidnapper and the driver are the same person, police begin investigating the case and find two witnesses who were at the scene: Soo-ah, a visually impaired woman who was once a very promising student at a national police university, and Gi-sub, a young man who happened to see the hit-and run. The case becomes even more complicated as the two witnesses tell different stories about the accident.

I Say…

I turned psycho as well while watching the movie. I wish I thought about watching it without the lights on. My favorite psycho-thriller of all time is Scream… but Blind isn’t comparable to Scream at all so it’s like nothing I’ve seen before. A known fact, Ha Ji Won is a great actress, I’ve seen her play several good roles before and this adds up to her long list. For a new comer like Yoo Seung-ho, he’s lucky enough to be granted with great projects, and Blind is a far cry from his former stint, 4th Period Mystery. The killer is so good you are going to think he’s for real. Yang Yeong-jo had very little to say, yet he played an integral part to make this movie a hit. Killers don’t have much to say, to begin with. They just kill, right? This actor didn’t carry a sinister face but he’s so d@mn good. Congratulations, man.. you didn’t fail to make my heart stop with your acting style.

Blind_Still-1The conflict began too soon as another witness turns up to contradict the other statement. Who would believe a blind person when there is someone who saw with his own two eyes? The rest is for you to find out. If you have a weak heart, I’m not recommending this movie for you to watch. Every turn of events made my palms and heels sweat. My favorite part of the movie was when Soon-ah and Gi-sub we’re using the two-way camera to escape from their killer in the subway. Technology is something… if a video phone can keep you safe it’s ok to invest. I’m buying that brand someday. 

Korean police have a different take on their CSI, and they know a lot. They seem to have luxury of time to go all out for a case, while here in our country a task force is believed to solve a crime faster. Our police might want to see this film to pick up some styles. In the end part though, they came too late… Korean or not, they’re still police. But at least their lead was good enough to drive them to their target.

So with all that I guess you may want to see Blind today, right? Again I repeat, this is not for the weak hearted. And for people who are on the animal welfare side.