Nothing like watching a good old original movie. 2018 seems to be filled with sequels and this summer I managed to find some original good movies. Blindspotting has been on my watch list for a while since everyone who has seen it has recommended it to me. People praise the writing, directing and acting. As for plot details, I know nothing about this movie. When I say nothing, I mean absolutely nothing. Sometimes it’s just nice to go into a movie blind and see what you get. If it’s bad it’s bad, but if it’s good I won’t regret seeing this movie. So let’s see what this movie has in store.
While on probation, a black man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend. Damn, that was a good movie. Blindspotting is very much a character driven movie with a simple plot. Our main character is on his last day of probation and all he has to do is not get in trouble and follow the rules. The movie pushes this plot to its limit and the result is very suspenseful scenes. There’s also lots of setups and payoffs in this movie so if a scene feels odd or out of place in the beginning, it has a meaning by the end. There’s also plenty of scenes where the characters just goof off and have fun adding to the humor. This movie also knows when to switch tones effectively too, because when this movie wants to get serious it can get real serious. The writing and directing were also very well done. The director (Carlos López Estrada) has a very unique style and I hope he gets to direct more movies in the future. All in all, I think Blindspotting did a great job at telling us the story of Collin Hoskins on his last day of probation. The characters were all well written. Collin Hoskins has one day left on his probation so as long as he goes to work and stays out of trouble, he should be fine. Collin is very likable since you know he doesn’t mean any harm. He’s very sincere and you can see how he grows as a person throughout the movie. Miles is Collin’s best friend who’s always by his side but is definitely loud mouthed and aggressive. Continued in Comments.