Having hot actors in your film does not guarantee success, but we’ll swoon anyway
When we asked Gael Garcia Bernal about how he thinks audiences will react to Blindness, he responded with, “I dunno. Let’s see.”
We just assumed he was a man of few words (churned out in a sexy Spanish accent), and naturally, we swooned anyway.
But apparently the negative reaction in Cannes was repeated in Toronto. The premiere on Saturday was described as a “two-hour post-apocalyptic nightmare,” as audience members were more engaged with their portable communication devices (we are refraining from using the B and i words from now on) than Bernal’s green eyes.
What happened? We know everyone worked hard; Don McKellar told us about the blindness-simulating exercises they did to train for the film. It goes to show that a stellar (and attractive) cast doesn’t equal a successful movie.—Melita Kuburas
Related:• View photos of Gael Garcia Bernal and the cast of Blindness from the premiere