Maybe I should stop watching movies because a celebrity I like is in it. It doesn’t usually end well. I wouldn’t have even known about Sightless if it weren’t for Madelaine Petsch posting about it on her social media. And we all know that because I am Riverdale trash, she is my favorite and I wanted to see her in a different role than Cheryl Blossom. Unfortunately, this was just not good. It left me with a lot of feelings in the end – the main one being confusion. I was hoping for so much more.
When Ellen Ashland (Madelaine Petsch) survives an attack that leaves her blind, she decides to go away for awhile to recover. Under the care of Clayton (Alexander Koch), a man who her brother has hired to check in on her daily, Ellen’s paranoia begins to spark. Soon enough, she struggles to find the line between reality and fabrication and truly believes that her attacker is back. The only problem? Nobody believes her.
I actually liked the idea of this a lot. It seemed interesting and had the potential to be really cool. I love thrillers, but this one fell short and didn’t grab my attention at all. It was incredibly predictable and the way it ended left a lot to be desired. I just kind of sat there and thought to myself that’s it?
The acting wasn’t that great either. Aside from Madelaine who I believe has quite the career ahead of her, everyone else seemed like they were trying too hard. I didn’t think there was any chemistry between the characters and the villain wasn’t menacing in the slightest. I was pretty annoyed with everyone by the time the credits started rolling to be honest.
I wish I had more to say about Sightless but I really don’t. It took me some time after seeing it to process everything because it was just so strange and not in a good way. In fact, I don’t even feel like I should recommend this to anyone. It isn’t worth it.