Over the past few weeks I've been anticipating the debut of the 'Annie' remake in movie theatres. The movie has an awesome cast, it's family friendly and everyone loves going to the movies during the holiday. What more could you ask for? Snow? Great ratings?!
Now fast forward to today, the release date of 'Annie', and the unwanted movie reviews I came across. It seems that Annie isn't getting the rave reviews as I expected but, lucky for me, most of the critically acclaimed movies I seem to hate so I'm betting I will still love this movie. But that hasn't stopped me from being nosee enough to read what was said and not liked about the film starring Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.
This is the kind of film that, in modern Hollywood, makes you feel more bad for the director than you feel anything like anger; this sort of name-recognition project -- everyone knows, loves Annie, even if they don't -- is exactly what big Hollywood would rather make right now than something, anything original in any way. This Annie isn't a movie; it's a series of bits and blobs and smiles and sights, designed to be viewed in GIF form on a Tumblr page that recounts its highlights. Will Gluck is, of course capable of so much more; it's just that his bosses aren't. Less re-made than it is pre-chewed, this Annie is a disasterpiece of bad decisions, bland branding and brutally out-of-touch thinking that turns a icon from the past into little more than an emoji. Source