Don’t Blink – Movie Review

Don't Blink

Don’t Blink is a 2014 supernatural horror thriller film directed by Travis Oates, starring Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, and Zack Ward.   A group of ten friends visit a remote resort which they find is empty, they discover that one by one they begin to disappear.


Positives:

  • Great story
  • Great level of suspense
  • Good performances

Negatives:

  • No standout performances
  • No standout characters
  • Unnecessary jump scares

Commentary: The premise is actually pretty interesting, and the film does a good job of gradually revealing the unnatural events happening. It does tend to get a bit dull due to the some of the elaboration of boring characters but the building suspense keeps it engaging. (3 out of 5)


The characters are decent but not really memorable. They are likable for the most part just nothing really stands out about them. The performances are good though there is nothing award winning. (3 out of 5)


The writing is decent though uneventful at times, especially when it comes to the characters and the writing. There are plenty of suspenseful moments that are well executed. Next to the premise, the suspense is really good. The film’s focus on their different perspectives in this situation is actually pretty cool. (3 out of 5)


Also, there are the disappearances. There is a great use of how the film utilizes the effects for how the characters begin disappearing. Most of it is attributed to the great use of the camera angles. (3 out of 5)


The Verdict: In the end, Don’t Blink is a decent film. Although the performances aren’t standout and the first half of the film is filled with jumpscares, the film does have a good premise with likable characters and great suspense. Don’t Blink gets 3 out of 5.

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