Friday, April 22, 2016
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
IMDb plot summary: After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.
Directed by Steve Sekely. Starring Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, and Kieron Moore.
This is an adequately entertaining, if silly, sci-fi movie. The moments where it focused on the aspects of living life as a blind human in a world where plants are out to eat you were more interesting than the appearance of the plants ever were. I got the sense watching it that there was a lot more that could have been said about it, more interesting points to be made about the few sighted people in this world of the blind, but the movie opted for a shallower presentation, making it fun but not that memorable.
How it entered my Flickchart:
The Day of the Triffids < The Fall
The Day of the Triffids > Rebel Without a Cause
The Day of the Triffids > The TV Set
The Day of the Triffids < L.A. Confidential
The Day of the Triffids < Pleasantville
The Day of the Triffids > The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Day of the Triffids > Cinderella (1965)
The Day of the Triffids < Corpse Bride
The Day of the Triffids > Alfie (2004)
The Day of the Triffids > Cracks
Final spot: #1464 out of 2446.