Ya know what? I like Will Smith. I really do. But he's really asking for it ...
Or is he pushing it ... I'm not sure ... probably both! ... What did the West Philadelphia (born & raised) A-lister do to EJ now? ... It's what he's BEEN doing and what he's continually TRYING to do! Namely - shit all over my favorite movies.
First, this past summer, he puts out the remake (that nobody wanted or asked for) of the Karate Kid, my favorite movie of all time, and he places his son Jaden in the starring role. Admittedly, the remake wasn't that awful. In fact, it was actually kinda entertaining, but the original with Ralph Macchio was flawless and remains in a class all its own. Smith didn't need to mess with it, but he couldn't help himself. So, ok. Fine. I forgave him.
Couldn't he leave well enough alone? Nope! What could he possibly have his sights set on NEXT (just to piss me off)???
Yep! That's right. The remake of Annie, starring Willow "I whip my hair back n' forth" Smith. Believe it! It's true!
Annie was one of the first movies I EVER watched in a movie theater, and has always had a special place in my heart. There've been remakes - "made for TV's" and "direct to videos", but this would be the 1st theatrical remake that Papa Smith is petitioning SONY for. It's not a done deal yet, but this is Will Smith we're talking about. It's probably only just a matter of time till he gets his way.
Willow is cute and energetic and speaks to the kids of today, and I'm sure she couldn't be any WORSE an actor than her brother ... But nobody could ever even come CLOSE to Aileen Quinn as the spunky, irresistible orphan with a mean right-hook.
Hmmm ... I wonder who's gonna play Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan ... Suggestions???