英会話ブログ その598     Preview of 2 Movies (2)

2015/02/10

- ANNIE -

This movie, obviously very different from "American Sniper", is an updating of the hit musical of the same title.

It should be noted that both were inspired by a very popular old comic strip, "Little Orphan Annie", which appeared in US newspapers from 1929 - 2010.

This movie version stars Quvenzhane Wallis ( I can't pronounce that name either ) as a black Annie, whereas the original was a white girl.

Likewise, Annie's rich benefactor, ( Daddy Warbucks in the comic ) is now a rich black billionaire, Will Stacks, played by Jamie Foxx.

The reviews of this movie have been mostly terrible, with the blame for such a bad film being given to : bad singing by the stars, bad songs anyway, miscasting of Cameron Diaz, hammy acting in general, and bad production by rap star Jay Z and actor Will Smith.

The original story of a brave girl rescued from the streets by a rich guy was nice, but this version apparently leaves only a bad smell, like homeless person's cardboard house !                                         (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
updating of 〜          〜のリメーク版
It should be noted that 〜    〜に触れておく
orphan                            孤児
whereas 〜            〜であるのに対して
likewise                          同様に、また
benefactor                        恩人、後援者
review                            批評
with the blame for 〜       〜のせいで
hammy acting                      大根役者の演技
cardboard house                   段ボール箱の家

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