The Blind Side

Review: The Blind Side

By Bonux
16 Oct 10

So unaware it is racist...

...it is frightening. Not the original story mind you, but the way it is being conveyed to us by Director Hancock. Both the acting and the script are atrocious. While the true story from which the film is inspired is truly remarkable, this motion picture is so incredibly condescending it makes this young black man looks like a pet dog and what is supposed to be a supporting act (the mother played by Sandra Bullock and her family) becomes in fact the main character of the story, the heroes in all their patriotic and idiotic glory. How this movie managed to win an Oscar by sinking so low into self-indulgence is beyond belief. Big Mike is portrayed as the idiot of the village who can hardly say a word. Even the youngest kid of his new family will teach him a thing or two about success in spite of being 10 to 15 years younger and knowing nothing about life. Sure as hell, this movie would make me feel good if I was living in 1950's America while wearing my pointy white hat, but it sickens me. All the way through, my feeling was that the movie must have been ordered and sponsored by some folks at the White House. The same kind of folks who watched the New-Orleans events unphold without bothering to send help. In surface, The Blind Side offers all the components of a good tears jerker. The viewers addicted to their daily dose of overdone TV soap operas should love The Blind Side. I did not. In essence, it feels like an awkward attempt to reunite two American communities (WASP and Black's), but while doing so it cannot prevents itself from dwelling on the sordid concept of race superiority. The Blind Side deserves a star for showing future directors what not to do when treating the subject of pluriculturalism.