In the original Arthur, Dudley Moore was toasted near constantly. It was impressive. Now, Russell Brand has taken over the role, and instead of massive alcohol intake, he’s just an idiot.

One is funny and sad. The other is just sort of sad.

Check out the trailer for yourself:

Now here’s the big question: will Helen Mirren win her second Oscar for this? John Gielgud won for Best Supporting Actor, among four total nominations for the 1981 original. I’m calling it now. Mirren scores, too.

Let’s hope they learned the earlier lesson and have no plans for Arthur 2: Remakes on the Rocks.

What do you think?


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3