The Blackout - A Movie Review
Some movies capture certain aspects of life better than others
I recently just watched a film titled “The Blackout”.It’s an independent film with a bunch of actors I’ve never heard of and personally, I think it made the film better.
When you watch a movie like, say “World War Z”, you’re not watching people fight zombies and survive the apocalypse, you’re watching Brad Pitt fight zombies and survive the apocalypse.
When you watch a film with actors who aren’t well known I feel like it gives it more of a realistic perspective. This movie definitely achieved that goal.
It has an interesting synopsis
The film is “A young expecting couple, four rebellious teenagers, and a lone survival expert are confronted by a worldwide blackout that forces them to survive as society breaks apart around them.”
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This reminded me a lot of my book “The Long Return Home” which is probably why I was so quick to watch it. To be honest, the acting in this film wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Some of the dialogue comes off as forced but that could be due to the writing as much as acting. It’s got low to average ratings on all of the movie sites but you can’t always trust those ratings.
I would personally give it an average rating. It did tackle some interesting points that a lot of movies from this genre never do.
The plot of this movie played out well.
Although, the ending was a fizzle. It was a great look at the human condition when things get rough. The ending though left me wondering, was it a happy one? Or a sad one?
Either way, if you’re interested in survival situations I think you’ll enjoy this movie. The bad guys are actually bad and the good guys need to toil with the actual concept of what is good.
In all I would say that if you’re into prepping and curious as to what people might act like during a catastrophic situation, watch this film.