I can honestly say I have never ever been as excited about seeing a film in my life. The original Annie came out in 1982 when I was only 10 years old, and I absolutely loved it. At the time it was the modern-day fairy tale, and every time is has been on T.V ever since I have watched it. I love the story the songs, the romance of it all.
So when I got the opportunity to attend the Mumsnet preview of the all-new Annie at the Odeon Cinema at The Manchester Printworks, I was beside myself. All week I have been just like a child, giddy with anticipation.
It’s difficult watching a remake of an old favourite isn’t it? What if you are disappointed, what if you hate it? But within 5 minutes I knew I loved, loved, loved it, and felt tearful when Annie sang maybe. I bet you are all thinking, “She needs to get out more” But anyone who loved Annie in 1982 will know exactly what I mean.
The cast is pure genius, Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Jamie Fox as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis is amazing as Annie. The whole cast is fantastic which makes the film so real. What I just don’t get is how they managed to make Annie better? Although I was so excited to see the film I didn’t think it could ever be better than the original, yet it was. The new Annie is much more urban and cool.
The story has been slightly changed but the great thing is it has been changed for the better; my least favourite scenes of the old movie are now new and improved. Some of the songs have also been altered, yet many of the old favourites have stayed the same. What was great about the film was that it reached out to everyone, the boys loved it. I think Jamie Fox brought coolness to the film that wasn’t there before.
So, I don’t know if you guessed but we loved Annie, I could watch it all over again, it is a true feel good film. But don’t take my word for it you just have to see it.