Friday, 9 January 2015

Review: Annie

As some of you may know, I LOVE MUSICALS so when I saw the trailer for this film I really really wanted to see it! It's a remake of the original and some things have changed a lot, Annie herself is physically very different from the original Annie which I think is good as this film really captures the multicultural society we all live in. 

I loved the songs, my favourites include: "Tomorrow", "It's a Hard Knock Life" and "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here" the songs aid the upbeat feel to the film, however I did feel that because the songs are quite old and already well-known, performing them in a 21st century set up seemed a little mismatched. 

I think the time in which this version of Annie is set also means that some of the characters are less realistic and believable for example Cameron Diaz's character Hannigan should (in my opinion) be a lot like Ms Trunchbull from Matilda during the majority of the film, so having an actress like Cameron Diaz playing her made this character less believable for me. 

Overall though, this is a feel good film and the songs are great to sing along to as well as enjoying a happy ending!

Abi :)


  1. love that movie :D

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  2. I wouldn't waste my money. I have no doubt that it's probably a great film but I'm such a huge fan of the original that I don't want a modern take on it. I recently got the classic on dvd too. x

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    1. It was fairly good! Aw fair enough, it's okay! Abi :)

  3. I'm not a huge fan of musicals but I loved the original when I was younger


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