Christmas is finally over, it was a crazy year, and we’re barreling toward the year 2019. I’ve been relaxing and not reviewing everything I’ve watched but I did line some stuff up to watch, specifically some Roddy Piper movies. Roddy’s filmography is quite large and there are plenty of films to choose from. I don’t know how I ended up deciding to rent Blind Eye from 2007 but coincidentally it happened to be set during Christmas. How (R)odd(y)!
Blind Eye is about suspended cop, Nick Browning, who is called home by his ex-wife because their daughter, Mira, has gone missing. He returns to his hometown and runs into some of his old pals, including Jay, a small town cop, one of Nick’s best friends. There is a dark secret in this town, people are going missing, and corruption seems to be the name of the game. Fred Mears, played by Roddy Piper, is the local police chief. He says he will do everything he can to help find, Mira, Nick’s daughter. Turns out he’s not a good guy after all and he’s been selling weapons, and generally being a scumbag.
This movie suffers from a low budget but it’s pretty good for what it was working with. It can be a bit cheesy, especially when Nick starts cloths lining and throwing around the Christmas tree in his ex-wife’s house upon discovering her murdered body. Line delivery was a bit odd at times as well but it was nothing too horrible. My brother, Domenic, who is the head of a High School theatre department, thought the acting was pretty good. He also said if this movie had a bigger budget, it would have been great. I always enjoy the perspective he brings to the table when we watch films. If you enjoy cop movies, you’ll probably enjoy this film. Also if you’re a fan of Roddy than you owe it to yourself to check out his performance in it.
Roddy was really good as Fred Mears, I don’t normally see him in films as a villain, and it was off putting seeing him be so crude and vile. That’s not a bad thing, though, as it shows his versatility as an actor. I’m trying to collect most of his filmography, which will be quite the task and I hope to find some more off the wall roles while doing so.
I would also like to plug some of my other reviews I have done over the holiday on B&S About Movies.