Russell Brand may be in for a long weekend.
The bawdy British comic takes over
for Dudley Moore in the just-released remake of the 1981 classic Arthur.
The early reviews have been withering. And the initial two trailers won’t convince many movie goers to give Brand’s latest a try. Not only are there few laughs to be found in either, they leave a main character on the cutting room floor – Greta Gerwig as Arthur’s love interest.
That might doom Arthur 2.0 to box office oblivion.
But Brand isn’t to blame for bad marketing, and since every other ‘80s favorite is being rebooted it’s hard to say Arthur deserved special protection.