Friday, March 7, 2014

Annie 2014: The Decline


I trust Quvenzhan√© Wallis will be just fine as Annie in this December's film, but all around her, the story, like other elements of American society, has degenerated. 

The original comic strip was staunchly (and quite rightly) anti-FDR and pro-free-market/individualism. The famous musical grotesquely inverted the creator's vision by having the characters sing a big musical number lauding the New Deal at the end ("New Deal for Christmas," no less). And in this year's film, Daddy Warbucks is replaced by a lovable rich politician named Stacks.

I'm not so sure there will be a tomorrow at this rate.

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