I find the true glory of RedBox is that it allows me to be less discerning in my tastes. For a dollar a night, I will watch almost anything. And, tonight, I put that to the test. I rented the remake of Arthur (starring Russell Brand, Elektra, and Helen Mirren), even though I never had anything resembling a desire to watch this movie. What can I say? I’m spontaneous.
Since this movie came out, I feel as if I had heard nothing about it that was good. As is customary for me, I went to Rotten Tomatoes to find out what everyone else thought of it, as the opinions of others make up my own. But, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 26%, I found that their opinions would not actually be helping me this time around. I found Arthur to be a very enjoyable movie, and I don’t care if you disagree.
Arthur (Russell Brand) is a drunk, British dude that is living in New York City. I know that because I’ve become VERY familiar with NYC from the Spider-Man games. Many times in the movie I thought to myself “I crawled on that very wall”! Anyways, Arthur lives in NYC, drinks and parties a lot, rides around in a DeLorean, and sexes the prostitutes. Not sexes as you may a chicken (I’m sure he knew their gender beforehand), but I refer to intercourse. The story, in desperate need of a catalyst, gets started by his mom telling him he has to marry Elektra (As I think was Jennifer Garner’s name in this movie, but I get very confused when off my meds) if he wants to remain rich. Now, he doesn’t want to do this, even though she is very hot, because she’s kind of a twat. Then he meets this very interesting blonde-haired lady named Naomi (Insert the actresses name here … come on, I don’t research this people!) and falls for her. Hijinks ensue, and later a happy ending.
I’m not sure if I was able to be fond of this movie because I’ve not seen the original or just because I’m not some jaded film critic, but I liked this movie. I hated Russell Brand before this movie, and I hate him slightly less now. Also, just so you’re up to speed, I still think Jennifer Garner is hot and Helen Mirren is awesome, but more awesome with a sniper rifle in RED. There were more than a few moments in this movie that got me to laugh out loud (Or LOL if you’re 20 and under) and I rarely laugh in movies. Also, I’m not too masculine that I can’t say I got a little choked up in this movie at points.
So, I guess what I’m getting at is this movie is definitely worth the maybe 2 dollars I’ve paid for it by now. Do I feel the need to add it to my enormous movie collection? Meh, not at the moment. But maybe one day if I find it for like 5 dollars.
On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give Arthur “Pretty good”. …Do I not understand the way rating systems work?