Year Of Release: 2011
Review Date: September 30, 2011
Running time: 110 minutes
Box Office Gross: $65,339,543
Site Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
Family Warning: contains some sexual content and bad
"Arthur" the remake of the 1981 film of the same name, did not live
up to its predecessor, regarding the promiscuous Brit living in New York. The
reboot, which stars British comedic actor, Russell Brand, in the role, did not
quite do the late Dudley Moore justice.
Most filmgoers probably did not look past
the surface of this film's trailer, to buy a ticket to see it, as the movie so
paled in comparison to what came before it, the deterioration in quality was
The film did have a few funny moments, but it took way too long for them to
arrive. Some jokes did fall somewhat flat, while ironically characterizing the
Obama Administration's view on economics.
When officials inform Arthur he is
living a lavish and meaningless life, by stating, "How do you explain this
frivolous spending during a recession" - he simply goes to an ATM, obtains
funds from his family's account and spontaneously begins throwing it all over a
room full of people while proclaiming, "Free money, recession's over, we're
in a boom." The Obama school of economics, indeed.
Speaking of Obama, Hollywood has been name dropping him in their movies, as a
means of promoting him. This is being done in bids at propping him up, after
their insane agenda, bad advice and constant presence at the White House, firmly
planted the first African-American presidency in trouble (see polls).
Arthur is confronted by his mother about his debauched lifestyle and her desire
for him to marry a domineering woman he does not love, she admonishes him by
stating, "As the charming coffee colored gentleman (Obama) that runs this
country said, 'It is time to put aside childish things.'" Actually, that
phrase came from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:11). Leave it to Hollywood to compliment and insult in
the same sentence, where no matter what they tell you, race is a factor.