What a surprise this movie turned out to be.
Based on the movie poster/cover, I figured this was probably going to be an ordinary run of the mill western movie, but it was much more than that. And I especially like that this movie was made by movie-lovers, with a limited budget and such, because the end result was phenomenal. Thumbs way, way up to the people behind this movie.
Moving on to the story. Well, you have Clayton Young, a gunslinger, coming to kill Matthew Saberneck, who is also a gunslinger. Then Matthew's wife runs off with Clayton, and Matthew is left for dead. Turns out he is not, and the hunt is on. Throw in a weird governor in the midst, and put the entire setting in a snow-clad apocalyptic world, and you are all set for the movie that is "Snowblind". The story was easy to follow and you immediately immerse yourself into it. I liked the story and found it to be rather interesting and compelling.
The cast of actors and actresses was fairly good. Robert Lyons, in the role of Clayton Young, was really good. He was so well cast for that particular role, and he carried himself with grace and added a lot of character to the movie. Then you have Erik Hansen in the role of Matthew Saberneck, and he did a good job too, and he has a very distinct and noticeable voice. Those two were the ones who carried the movie. On the other hand, the appearances and performances of Mala Ghedia (playing Naina Saberneck) and Dharmander Singh (playing the governor) it was painful to watch and listen to. They were really poor in dialogue and acting.
Oh, and you will definitely love the way that Erik Hansen looks every time he is firing off a gun. He looks confused, dazed and sort of comatose. I was laughing so hard at that. Actually, most of the gunfighting scenes were laughable, but it didn't really matter, because the movie was driven by the story, not the action.
There is a very gritty feel to the movie, because of the way it is shot, and the use of special effects to make the movie look old. And also the use of filming on green screen and adding the backgrounds and such gave the movie a unique touch. Now, I think it is a thing that you either like or don't like, I don't think there is a middle point here. I, personally, liked it, and it did work well for the movie, even though there were times where it was painstakingly fake to look at. But in overall, it was cool.
"Snowblind" took me by surprise, and I enjoyed it tremendously. So I think you should take the time and sit down to watch this movie. Who knows, it might just be something for you?
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