The Blind Side (2009) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Blind Side

acting 8

directing 8

effects 7

editing 7

writing 7


3.7 out of 5 šŸ™


I used to love watching sports. Especially pro football. This movie came out while I was still that guy. No more. But I’m still a sucker for a good sports flick. I’m an even bigger sucker for a “based on a true story” flick. You’re not gonna learn any great truths but you’ll love rooting for the protagonist and Sandra Bullock’s performance will just make you smile. Just put your cynicism to the side for 2 hours. We can go back to hating the world later.




Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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