Booze News: Arthur Trailer vs. Arthur Trailer

>> Thursday, March 17, 2011

This just makes me sad:

Where's the booze? More importantly where are the laughs?

The original 1981 film is a modern-day classic. Hollywood-types, why do you insist on remaking movies that were great the first time around? Remake a bad film and improve upon it (such as you did with The Fly and True Grit). Better yet, come up with an original idea.

So as not to leave this post on a down note, here's a taste of the Dudley Moore original:



Rowen March 17, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

Oh no—really? I can’t watch.

Chris B. March 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

It's extra sad. First, I actually like Russell Brand, but he's done a better version of this character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and even Get Him To The Greek.

Second, I agree with you that removing the hedonistic booze swilling turns the character into a bore. Part of the comedy of the original Arthur was the tragedy in how lonely he was despite all that money. The new Arthur seems self-actualized. BORING!

Third, the writing is abysmal, but we have numerous real life Arthurs running amok daily. Paris Hilton comes to mind. This story is no longer new or fresh. Pity.

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