Annie (2014) Review


Credit: IMDb

Annie (2014) review – by Zarel Smith

Release Date: 20 December 2014

Genre(s): Comedy, Family, Drama, Musical

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne

Annie (2014) 5.2/10

“The only other Annie adaptation I’ve seen that I can remember was one from the 80s, so I’m not sure how true to the original this one was staying, but oh well. First off, all of the cast are just dumb celebrities, it’s one of those films were they only hire a bunch of celebrities, weather they have any talent or not, so people will go and see the film. Which you shouldn’t. It was more of a modern take on Annie, and it sucked. The signing was awful, and definitely heavily auto tuned. The characters were also annoying, and didn’t act like normal humans. And I frankly didn’t care about Annie, she could have gotten murdered for all I care. But I want to talk more about the modern style of this film; it is set in the modern 2010s I think, and they talked about Annie trending online, and having her own blog and stuff. The guy who adopted her (I forgot his name) is running for mayor, so he adopted Annie to became more liked. I mean, people would do crazy stuff, but I highly doubt anyone would do this in the real world. It’s not like he’s running for president, why would you adopt a child, just to be mayor? Also, the villain (the woman who’s name I also forgot who owned Annie at the orphanage) is just plain annoying. Not like in a good way, the way where you want to punch her in the face, and you genuinely hate her as a character, but in the way where she’s just plain idiotic. Like everyone else, she also can’t sing, to the point where I genuinely had to skip the song or cover my ears. There wasn’t even ONE single likeable character, except the kidnappers. On a positive side, the jokes were funny and I genuinely got a couple of nice laughs. The small amount of dancing is also nicely choreographed, even though the songs suck. The production value was also surprisingly high quality. And yes, I’m not forgetting the fact that they had black characters to avoid racism and other crap, I just don’t wanna talk about it for the shake of my career. It is corrupt but what can I say? I need to keep my job.”

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