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?