As a lifelong horse racing fan, I know that it takes more than a first-class pedigree to produce a champion. But the combination of Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, Sandra Oh and director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God) makes Blindness look like a pretty good bet for my must-see list come this fall.
And while we’re on the subject, might I just add that I sometimes wish studios would only release teasers (like the one below), rather than those full-fledged, reveal-90-percent-of-the-plot trailers that inevitably pop up closer to the release date? I mean, really, all I need are hints of plot — the way the happy couple’s morning routine is jolted by a sudden illness, shots of men in hazmat suits, that wince-inducing close-up of an eyedrop, Oh uttering the word “containment” — to convince me to shell out $11. Of course, maybe that’s just the spoilerphobe in me speaking.
Either way, what’s your feeling on the Blindness teaser? Have you seen enough to convince you to go (or not) when it hits theaters on October 3? Holla!