I seen the new version of Arthur last night. The new version wasn’t as annoying as I thought it would be. It’s very similar to the original with even some of the same dialogue. Russell Brand is not a good actor…Dudley Moore was and he was charming to boot. You cared about Dudley Moore, but not Russell Brand. The actress who plays Naomi PALES in comparison to Liza Minnelli. Liza was funny (and a good actress), and this new actress isn’t funny at all — she seems dour and pathetic. Helen Mirren was the whole movie and I couldn’t wait for more of her scenes. I think I only laughed once during the film.
The film might have been better with decent actors in the roles. The entire reason to watch this is for the scenes with Helen Mirren. I thought about how good Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli were the entire time I was watching this.
Here’s the original trailer: