Uh-oh, schmaltzy movie alert! There’s a new trailer for The Blind Side, the true story of now-NFL player Michael Oher and the family that adopted him when he was a homeless teenager.
It’s not hugely different from the previous one, although there is more Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock sassiness, and my concerns remain the same: that this will be a cheesy adaptation of an incredibly interesting and complex story. If you’ve read the excellent book — and I can’t recommend it highly enough — you may also worry that the movie will ignore its real strengths, namely Michael Lewis’ ability to make professional football’s shift towards a quarterback-dominant passing game sound interesting. I don’t even give a fart about football, but I loved this book.
PopWatchers, I’ll probably wind up seeing this movie anyway because, hey, heartwarming. What about you? Will you be tackling The Blind Side or turning a blind eye?