not going to lie, but I loved the original Annie growing up. and i can imagine a young kid today [more crucially a young person of color, since much of hollywood still remains to limit their stories] loving this contemprary version just as much.
set in present day capitalist america, Annie is a quirky comedy that is whimsical and overtly optimistic [it's a musical] while quvenzhané wallis did an outstanding job giving her character a very sincere quality. the updated musical numbers flowed nicely throughout the narrative and were, generally, not too bad.
This film was absolute torture to watch. It was a 90 minute staring contest between Ryan Gosling and himself. Honestly, Gosling [in general, but more specifically as Julian] has to be one of the least threatening actors I’ve ever seen on screen, and for some reason he keeps getting these roles of 'indie' badass.. even mainstream if you count Gangster Squad, lul.
OGF attempts to create an alternative world lush with moral nihilists and sociopathic creatures but failed in its…
it's 2022, the working man still comes home to a cooked dinner. minorities, and the poor, are in shambles [i mean, nothing much has changed.. am i right!]. so there is one day a year you can kill them, or each other, and ethan hawke sells you bunk security systems to protect you. some sociopathic punk high society kids talk in philosophical bullshit, and ultimately i don't give a fuck about anyone in this film.