Arthur (2011)

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Arthur is a remake of the 1981 original film, about a playboy billionaire whose family wants him to marry an heiress, though he falls for a working class girl. He must choose between his love or his money.

The original starred Dudley Moore. This new Arthur movie stars Russell Brand. I’m angry about this. Why should Mr. Katy Perry be allowed to star in films? I liked him okay in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but he’s an ass. I don’t want to see this. I suppose this should have gone in the section about what’s Bad about it, but I’m starting with it, cause this angers me.

Anyways, Russell Brand is the half retarded rich boy. His parents wish for him to marry Jennifer Garner, who is a rich heiress, but he falls for Linda, who is poor and Arthur’s parents don’t like her. They give him an ultimatum: either marry the heiress or lose his billion dollar inheritance. I’d marry Jennifer Garner. She’s hotter.

The New Arthur Movie

This Arthur remake/sign of the apocalypse has been directed by Jason Winer. Winer has NO theatrical directing experience, but he is a producer on Modern Family and has directed a handful of episodes. So that’s… good? Meh.

The biggest question for me is will the also remake the original theme song from the 1981 Arthur movie, ‘Best That You Can Do’? The older crowd here remembers this Burt Bacharach song, right?

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the Moon and New York City
The best that you can do …..
The best that you can do is fall in love

Trailer

Who’s It For?

Children of billionaires who wish to know how to follow their heart. I’m looking at you, Paris.

Pictures

I love how in the first picture it looks like he’s scratching his chest, but he’s wearing a Batman suit, so there’s no WAY he could feel that under there. It’s BULLETPROOF, stupid.

Movie Release Date

Arthur hits theaters April 8, 2011.

Who’s In It?

 Russell Brand … Arthur Bach
  Jennifer Garner … Susan Johnson
  Helen Mirren … Hobson
  Greta Gerwig … Linda Marolla
  Nick Nolte … Burt Johnson
  Luis Guzmán
  Geraldine James … Vivienne Bach
  Leslie Hendrix … Alice Johnson
  Anya Bergstedt Jordanova … Sleeping Drunk Girl
  Christina Calph … Tiffany
  Anna Kuchma … Tiffany’s Friend
  Jennifer Butler … Dinner Guest
  Stink Fisher … Construction Foreman
  Alex Ziwak … Casual New Yorker

Related Movies

Original Arthur, Brewster’s Millions, The Toy (I don’t know why I’m referencing Richard Pryor all of a sudden), Billy Madison

What’s Good About It?

The trailer is surprisingly good, given that the film looks so bad.

What’s Bad About It?

Remember that stuff I said earlier? Double that, place a bag of flaming poop on your crotch, stomp on it, and then repeat. Twice.

Our Clever Prediction

It’ll be HUGE. Who doesn’t want to see this?

I doubt it’ll make much money, but you never know. A lot of people saw Sex and the City 2.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Dude u need to relax and stop being such a loser it’s just a movie( a good one BTW) and I doubt anyone cares what u think of this movie

  2. When you get it right the first time….leave it alone.
    The orginal is timeless and if you want a ramped up version of it for the younger crowd (aka the ones that movies cater to) then just follow Paris, Lindsey and all the other dipdong billionairs around and put it out…oh yea they did, Living with the Kardashians! LOL. I guess I’m too old I won’t see it

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