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    Posted: May 23 2011 at 12:44am
I agree with princesssakura, I also don't like the remake. . .

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Ok, I simply had to register to the forum for once and let if off my chest...

I almost hate myself for wasting 2 hours of my life watching this painful remake. I would loved to have gotten my money back. What an unforgivable waste of my time that was Dead... I would rather had gone to a pub and drunk the money than seeing it. 

I have to confess that I really love the 1981 Arther and as far as Dudley Moore is concerned I do not believe anyone could have played the roll better than him. 

I had to go home and watch the original just to come my soul... Tongue      
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Welcome to the board, and I hope you will offer your views on other films as well. You are correct on this one. It was a film that left us wishing we were drunker than the main character. That would have made it somewhat painless, even considering the problems associated with waking up the next morning.
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Ask yourself this: What would you think if you'd seen the new version first?  

Although no one could resist loving Dudley Moore...  
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Russell Brand being an actor is cool... I like it.
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And this remake seems like it will make us love the original movie even more as well!
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Whilst it has a few moments, most of Arthur didn't work for me. I can't make up my mind whether I like Russell Brand as a comedian or not - he's certainly got some originality, and his delivery is very quick fire which appeals to me -- but a lot of it's just not funny. 

The movie is certainly memorable - unfortunately - but it's the director's job to get the performances from the actors, and I'm sure Brand could have been far better if he'd been handled right. Apparently, he's very unpredictable and doesn't take direction well, but so many brilliant people are like that and a film director should be capable of handling this type of person, as well as the Helen Mirrens of the film world.

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I saw the original with Dudley Moore when it was first released. I thought then it was a very average movie.  I was amazed to find that it had been remade.  I can tolerate Russell Brand as a standup comic, but as an actor and the main star of a movie... Well!  I'm speechless.  
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We shall see...   Support you...


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Almost as bad as the first Arthur!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote whatsthepoint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2011 at 3:10pm
Which is considered a classic!
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That won Dudley Moore an Oscar.
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I am pretty sure that Duddley Moore never won an oscar...
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Sorry, my bad. He was nominated for one but at least the original got him a Golden Globe.
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I really hope Greta Gerwig doesn't get nominated for this. She was the only decent thing in this movie....
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Got around to seeing this and here's my review. It will be done in the style of my Trannies 3 review. 
 
The good: 
Greta Gerwig: She's possibly the only true good thing about it. 
Helen Mirren: She was okay as Hobson, not as good as Gielgud was in the original though. 
 
The bad: 
Nick Nolte: He's not very good and it's obvious that he needs money. 
The script: While the script doesn't match Trannies 3 in it's idiocy, it's still pretty bad.
The song: I hate this song more than words can describe. The only reason it's not in the ugly section because it's not as bad as the original version by Christopher "Grammy theif" Cross.
 
The ugly: 
Russell Brand: He's so bad, it makes Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek look like flukes.
Jennifer Garner: While Garner herself isn't ugly, her acting is. The scene where she tries to seduce Arthur is probably the worst. Easily her worst performance since Elektra.
The pop-culture references: While it's not as bad as the Tranformer scene from Gulliver's Travels, they references are clumsily shoe-horned in and distracting. Also, during the scene where's his dressed-up like Batman, his costume has nipples. We all know my feelings on Bat-nipples.
 
Overall, Arthur is a pointless remake. Other than Brand, Garner, and Worst Remake or Rip-off, I don't see this getting many nods. Grade: C-
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