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Trailer for ARTHUR Remake... Where's The Drunk?


Nordling here.
I realize some of you aren't seeing the ARTHUR trailer.  I pulled the embed directly from this link, so I'm not sure why you're not seeing the trailer.  I'm watching it on Internet Explorer and it's playing fine for me, but click the link to watch it on the Sun website.  No one's screwing with you, although it does seem pretty funny that an animated rabbit movie trailer's playing for you instead.  Thanks.
Nordling, out.
Nordling here.
I love the original ARTHUR.  Dudley Moore and John Gielgud make me laugh every time I see it, which is pretty pften.  I watch it at least once a year.  One of my favorite comedies of all time.  And so damn quotable too, especially when Arthur and Hobson get together: "Baths are wonderful  Girls are wonderful!" "Yes, imagine how wonderful a girl who bathes would be."  Don't get me started or I'll quote the whole damn thing to you.
Russell Brand and Helen Mirren are playing Arthur and Hobson respectively in the remake, the trailer which came out today and can be watched here:










My thoughts?  Looks mildly amusing.  But did they rewrite the film so that Arthur's not a drunk anymore?  Is this what political correctness has wrought?  What's great about the original is that it didn't make any judgments about Arthur's alcoholism  - sure, maybe the film came from a simpler time, but Arthur was always a good man at heart with a drinking problem.  Funny, it actually let the audience decide about that aspect of the character.  But I highly doubt this new film will compete with the rich, hilarious dialogue of the original:
"My mother died when I was six."
"Son of a bitch!  Don't they... don't they know what they do to kids?"
"My father raped me when I was twelve."
"So you had six relatively good years.  Hey, my father screwed me too."
If there's anything like that in this new one, maybe it'll stand a chance.  I doubt it, though.
Nordling, out.
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by shodan6672

    I usually despise them, but I have to admit that the casting is pretty decent.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Post 0


    Trailer for ARTHUR remake is up, compliments of @NordlingAICN ...

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Too many remakes. Try something new for a change

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Wonderful film..

    by cuthbert84

    ...perfect performances. I have no desire to see any other version of it.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by professor murder


  • Feb. 10, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Big Buck Bunny?

    by Grasscutter

    Is this a joke or are you retarded, Nordling?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    That is not an ARTHUR trailer

    by CmdX

    I'm getting a different trailer, some Bunny thing, did you embed it correctly?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Where's the ARTHUR trailer?

    by professor murder

    This trailer is for a cartoon called Big Buck Bunny

  • WTF?? lol

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    And alchoholism is represented by three wascly wodents...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    A parable on kicking addiction!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Sort it out Nordling??!! Get it right mate.

    by chadiwack

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand is filthy scuzz

    by The Krypton Kid

    This is mockery of the Dudley Moore classic.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    That's what I'd be thinking if I had any affiliation with AICN.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Just as I suspected...

    by Grasscutter

    Nordling is retarded. He'll fit in perfectly at AICN. Maybe Nordling is Harry's nephew?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Favorite Arthur quote

    by Green

    Arthur to hooker: "You're a prostitute? And I thought I was doing so well with you!" As for remakes, one studio executive said it succinctly: "we'll stop doing remakes when people stop buying tickets for them." The Market has spoken...

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Plays ARTHUR for me.

    by Nordling

    Looking at it right now. That's the right embed from the trailer link. Not sure why it's playing some other movie. here's the website I got the embed from:

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I was expecting it to pan out and reveal Russell Brand watching some shitty trailer


    I mean, that's not actually a real movie is it? That fucking rabbit thing?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand is that rare combination of dirtbag and scumbag

    by The Krypton Kid

    Just looking at him makes me want to walk slowly through a scolding hot car wash.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hacked by Buck

    by cagl1ostro

    A buck is a disassembled car

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Yep, looking right at it.

    by Nordling

    I refreshed the article, and the trailer's playing for me right now. What the hell is Big Buck Bunny?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Big Buck Bunny

    by elsewhere

    Oh well. Still probably better than the Arthur trailer.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    To be honest...

    by UltimaRex

    The trailer for BBB is probably better than Russell "how the fuck did he get onto a screen" Brand's shittyness anyway.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    OK, the Batmobille made me laughT. And Darth Mirren

    by AsimovLives

    But is suspect the movie will be balls and ass.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by golden tribw

    You may decide for yourselves what I'm referring to.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    The Sun. That explains the fuckery.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Is this the first pwned "Post 0" post?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    And with a hinky embed of the trailer code? Wacky!!!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I'm not seeing an Arthur trailer either

    by kafka07

    just Buck the Bunny or something.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I was right.

    by UltimaRex

    What was Helen Mirren and Luis Guzman thinking?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Not funny worthless piece of shit.

    by JediTray

    This film will TANK. Absolute pants.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Seems this BBB animated film has been around since 2008...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Is this some sort of weird hacker meme I've never heard of before?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    What the fuck

    by D.Vader

    You gotta be kidding me here guys. Amateur Hour.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    (at work), so no audio. But to the best of my judgement

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    it looks like Arthur has been PC'd to become a story about a spoiled rich man-child, who learns to be a man....whoa, how revolutionary.

  • As exemplified by his determination to post in every single talkback without any thought put into what he's writing or what he's writing about.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    i have seen the trailer

    by emeraldboy

    and it stinks.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    And minus the facial hair, the gaunt Brand looks like an undertaker,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    not a rom-com lead...

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    You can clearly see him drinking at the end of the trailer...

    by ArchangelM78

    When he is wearing the Batman costume. It looks promising to me.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Where's The Drunk?

    by coldpizza

    My thoughts exactly

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Arthur... starring Jonah Hill as a fatass rabbit?

    by MattmanReturns

    Whatever that is, it looks hilarious.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I dunno. I think Big Buck Bunny looks pretty good.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Better than Open Range.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Remake After Last Season.

    by UltimaRex

    This is my challenge to Hollywood. Instead of turning gold into dreck, why not take real shit and turn it into something passable if you're so dead set on remaking movies?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    So, it is just me, or does Big Buck Bunny look like...

    by WriteForTheEdit affectionate tribute to Harry?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Does anyone speak in Big Buck Bunny?

    by D.Vader

    Or is it all a lot of loud grunts and squealing?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    What is big buck Bunny

    by eric haislar

    And why is it playing instead of arthur?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    The real Arthor trailer

    by disfigurehead

    is the biggest pile of bull shit i have ever seen in my life.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    And another thing.

    by UltimaRex

    Russell brand fighting off Jennifer Garner? Fuck off.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Hey dumbasses...

    by Citizen Sane

    ... the trailer you have here is for a short made with Blender software. The Arthur remake was a horrible idea to begin with. They should can it before the ruin the value of the original as well.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Ok found the trailer

    by eric haislar

    I think it looks pretty decent. I mean there is no way it's better then the original. But as far as remakes go it looks good.

  • Looks like they rewrote it so that he's a rabbit (possibly a drunk rabbit, not sure, although he does seem a bit surly)

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Nordling says the code says Arthur?

    by professor murder

    Nordling says the code is: I just checked the embedded code and it is: src=""></script>

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    That's what you get for linking to The Sun you fuckwit.

    by UGG

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    No thanks.

    by TDH1138

    The original is a work of GENIUS! This is crap. I will not be seeing this. I didn't even crack a smile. They completely took every aspect of the original film away that made it what it was. IO had no interest in this before I saw this... now, I would actively campaign for people to NOT see it and FOR a re-release of the Original.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Excuse me!!

    by NotoriousBigLebowski're a HEDGE!!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2 p.m. CST


    by Blanket-Man

    After finding the ARTHUR trailer on Yahoo, I think I prefer the bunny one. Moore's original version is one of my all-time favorite comedies; this looks like dung. For one thing, I couldn't tell the Garner from the Gerwig. In the original, there's a huge difference between Linda and Susan. Neither registers much in this trailer. Mirren as Hobson also looks like a misstep. I am curious to see Nick Nolte as Susan's brutish father. Not curious enough to PAY to see this travesty...

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Favorite Arthur quote...

    by eustisclay

    ...from the original is when Arthur is having dinner with his arranged fiancee Susan. She says it would take a real woman to get his to quit drinking and Arthur says, "It would take a real big woman". I love that movie and like Nording, could quote the whole movie. The movie was well cast too, beyond the main stars, I loved Barney Martin as Minelli's sloppy, money hungry dad(you have my permission to marry him. Loved the scene where Minelli has too console her weeping dad after he learns her and Arthur have broken up. The problem with a lot of remakes is that besides the cast. often iit is the director who makes a film so successful. In this case, it was writer director Steve Gordon who died shortly after. Sadly he never got to make another film, it would've been interesting to see what else he had up his sleeve. The original Arthur had a perfect blend of crude and sophistication(of course, when I say crude, I mean 1981 crude), it's almost like a Blake Edwards film. The new one just doesn't look good at all. I smiled during the Mirren in a Darth Vader mask scene, but that's directly from a better scene in the original with Gielgud wearing a ten gallon hat. Russell Brand has been quoted comparing his film with the original, which he calls, "edgy". Pretty much figured out then that Arthur wouldn't be a drunk. And is this a romantic comedy? Where's the Linda character? The only good thing about this remake is it has pushed Warner's into releasing the original on bluray come April. Comes with the sequel, which is nowhere as good, but would've preferred a single film special edition. Still, it's Arthur, finally in widescreen and in hi-def!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Arthur...take my hand.

    by domusvita

    But that would leave you with one.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    doesnt work at all

    by john

    moore was easily a man-child brand works too hard at it and i love helen mirren, but she doesnt work at all in the role didnt laugh once

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    The rabbit movie looked better

    by MattmanReturns

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Why did they even call this "Arthur"?

    by MattHooper

    This has nothing to do with the original movie's characters or plot, which exception to the name Arthur and the name Bitterman. Corporate have far too much power over what happens to these properties.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Those crying

    by thecheesegrommit

    About how the original was great sacred and this one sucks, I didn't crack a smile are simpletons. The original is undoubtably an hysterical classic but this trailer was very funny and I laughed out loud a few times. This culture of choosing sides and swearing allegiances to "either" "or" is just so primitive. If you honestly didn't laugh at this trailer then fine, that's one thing but if it's because it's a remake then you have psychological problems. Grow up.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    No alcohol.....

    by Cagliostro

    No Liza Minelli character and a Puerto Rican named Bitterman? WTF? Did this really have to be called Arthur? Why not Silver Spoons The Movie?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck remakes...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    and this one especially. If there is one actor out there right now who annoys the piss out of me, it's Russel Brand. He's not funny and never will be. I won't be wasting my time seeing this one.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Brand is my nemesis


    Katey, I'll be there in 6 months are less when this sham of a marriage disintegrates.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand is as funny as herpes


    Actually, herpes is funnier.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I thought it was surprisingly not bad.

    by Chewtoy

    There were some decent chuckles in there... and Helen Mirren is always fun to watch.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I don't know about this one..

    by richievanderlow

    I like Russell Brand at times, and if you're going to remake Arthur, he seems a good choice on the surface... and I'm not opposed to remakes exactly either. I like how they seem to have altered the story and general makeup of the cast, but after watching the trailer I'm wondering why remake Arthur? This almost seems more like a remake of The Toy.. that movie with Richard Pryor and the spoiled kid. We'll see.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Where is the Liza Minelli character?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    That was the ENTIRE point of the first film!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    For me to POOP on!!

    by venvariants

    No, really. This movie is for pooping on.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    "Our market surveys show that..."

    by jimmy_009

    "...alcoholism isn't 'funny' to women over forty and grandparents. Can we switch the alcoholism so that Arthur has an insatiable appetite for Chile's hamburgers? Cross-promotion synergy!!!"

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    You're the kind of sucker Hollywood loves. Keep laughing at these shitty remakes, and keep feeding them your hard earned dollars. Meanwhile, those of us who have psychological problems, will be watching good cinema.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Um yes, well now we get why he has a beard

    by quantize

    Something odd about that chin aint there?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by AugustusMacReady


  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    awww all sorts of warm feelings.

    by NoMotivatioN

    Is this rated G? Well looks heart touching I guess but looks like "hey he's funny wanna catch that on cinemax girlfriend/wife/sex buddy/girl you band on the sid/girl you like who hangs out with you/alone talkin to yourself? unless its free then lets go the movies" ;/

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Looks Awful!

    by BlackBriar

    Brand Is not funny and looks like Rocky Dennis, I won't see this crap

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by theDORK

    No Christopher Cross theme? Oh well...aside from that, it does, in fact, look terrible. I remember the sheer delight of seeing the original version in the theater back in the 80s...this is another remake that will fail, fail, fail. Dare I say, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, the inept, terrible sequel to the original film will stand up like a proverbial MASTERPIECE compared to this. Should be called "Russell Brand 'comedy' film", NOT "Arthur." It's sad what the studios will end up releasing to trade on our good memories and feelings of original versions. Sad.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    DO NOT WANT!!!!

    by radioflyer

    Ummm. the whole concept behind "Arthur" was an alcoholic learning to grow up in a world that enables his bad behavior. not that movie. Judging by the trailer, it could just as easily be a "Billy Madison" remake.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Fuck You Remakers! Looks like shit.

    by Lionel_Richies_Hipster_Frames

    It's obvious from the trailer that Arthur is no longer a drunk. I cannot believe we live in a world that has become this fucking PC. The Bad News Bears don't curse anymore. Arthur doesn't drink. I imagine Ferris Bueller won't steal the Ferrari and destroy it when they get around to remaking that. He probably won't even cut school. His day off will be a scheduled holiday. This looks like a steaming piece of shit. The original was brilliant with some of the best dialogue and performances you'll see in a standard romantic comedy. I don't know if Brand can open a movie by himself, but the fact that they are calling this Arthur is a slap in the face to the late Mr. Moore and the original film. I fucking hate the studio system. I work in it and I fucking HATE IT. This is what we're up against as filmmakers and film fans. You're up against an entire industry of shit for brains douchebags who have no balls, no conviction, no thoughts in their head and want to sanitize everything you write in the hopes of eeking out an ten cents. I turned in a script to a studio with the word "shit" in it three times, and they told me to go back and remove it. Shit. I hate Kevin Smith movies, but the fat motherfucker is right to take his ball and go home with it and figure out a way to avoid these bloated dim witted assholes. Doing it on your own and keeping a modicum of integrity and vision in his process is worth the struggle. Fuck the studio system. Unless you make Dark Knight and can tell them to go fuck themselves and still get shit made with them, it's a depressing soul crushing industry to work in.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    At least this will get us the Blu-Ray of the Original...

    by Dursman2000

    Pretty much the only good thing that'll come from this. Recasting Arthur as a sober man-child -- good luck with that. Looks like utter crap.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Katy Perry must be as dumb as a box of tampons


    This guy's a joke and a bad one at that.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Brands 15 minutes up yet?

    by elsewhere

    No? I'll check back in another 15.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand is the British Pauley Shore


  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    It looks nice.

    by blackwood

    Not sharp or bright or insightful or hilarious. Just nice. Kind of amusing. Like a polite chuckle with some true warmth in it. I don't remember the original at all, so I am not wounded by this. I feel like Brand is playing Brand. Helen Mirren is always perfect. Nordling, I have yet to see you post something without whinging about it in a very tiresome way. Try to editorialize a bit less, or at least a bit more interestingly. You just sound whiney, like that comic book shop guy who nerds out his nose that the world isn't folding itself in half for him. Just... ugh.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Luis Guzman is awesome!

    by Zombieflicker

    He's the only thing that made me smile while watching this. Just make a movie with him in a Robin costume. It will be funnier than this movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    That doesn't look horrible.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm surprised.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Thought the same thing...

    by Heckles

    ...where is drunk Arthur? That's why he acted like a dick. He was an alcoholic. It was hilarious. If Brand's Arthur is a dick normally, who cares.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand is a prick - another shit remake of a classic

    by Swordfleece

    What the fuck is it with Hollywood Dudley Moore brought a certain charm to the role Russell Brand cannot act and is a sleazeball. Listening to him spout filth and head off about who he's shagged makes me vomit. Totally miscast. They should've gone with someone like Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson!! Pass

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Never cared for the original

    by thot

    so I doubt i'll ever watch this one. dudley moore's slap-sticky "drunk" in the original was a bit too red skelton-ish for me. not that i don't dig me some red skelton, mind you....

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    So nerds hate Brand because...

    by Andrew Coleman

    He nails Katy Perry every night right? His stand up is pretty funny. I think the dudes who truely hate him are guys in the closet who are furious that Brand kind of walks around with I don't give a shit attitude. People thought he was gay in the US until they found out he was nailing chicks all across Britain and now Perry. I hate remakes so I will avoid it most likely. Frankly though the trailer looks fine and actually has it's moments.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    That indeed does look horrible.

    by Batutta

    I've taken more entertaining shits.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Brand is vile.

    by knightrider

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    And that was 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

    by knightrider

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    I can't speak for everyone, but I personally don't give a fuck about Brands personal life, his beliefs or whatever. He's not funny and he annoys the shit out of me.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    looks boring

    by stu_pickles

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Where's the funny? Not in THIS film!

    by jamesonian

    What a waste of perfectly good celluloid. Two minutes of trailer and not a single laugh! Who wrote this swill? Did they HAVE to take a dump on this project?!?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Is the new Arthur supposed to be gay?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Because why would you not want to bang Jennifer Garner?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    impression of Dudley Moore's Arthur

    by professorjack

    I thought at least Russel Brand would put his own spin on the character, since his persona is different than Dudley Moore's, but it sounded like he was doing an impression of Moore. So why see it? Im guessing, as with the alcohol, it would puss out like the "Bad News Bear" remake. boo

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Well....That looked as shit as I always thought it would.

    by Gabba-UK

    Thanks. That trailer just saved me 8 quid.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I love Russell

    by CherryValance

    so I'll be seeing it asap. Not that it matters but the trailer looks quite good. You guys that don't love him are just denying yourselves one of the great pleasures in life. Give in! :D

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    He's brilliant on Stern, and was good in Greek

    by quantize

    I'm not a big fan, but his appearances on Stern have always been hilarious..he's a quick wit. I haven't liked his stand up much, or his UK TV shows, but I thought he was perfectly cast in Get Him To the Greek...only slightly overshadowed by Rose Byrne's brilliant (and somewhat ironic) take on Britney Spears and um..girls like Katy Perry

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Why is his voice so high pitched?

    by aceattorney

    Is that his bit?

  • Wow.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by Yaroh_Meringue

    Marc Bolan biopic, Russell. Look into it.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    See the problem is,

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>So many AICN TBs are a bunch of elitist self-righteous fuckwits who think the sun rises and falls based on their own wims (despite what Bill O'Reilly says). What you morons need to fucking figure out is that you barely represent less than 1% of the theatre going audiences and the current cultural mass. You may not like Russell Brand, I'm not really that big a fan either, but he is currently extremely popular to everyone else and that's why they made this movie with him in mind. Not because he can act, but because they can produce a pre-existing movie's storyline around Brand's comedic style. If you don't like it. If you think it looks like shit, fine. Don't go see it. Hollywood's not listening to you, they're listening to your wallet.</p> <p>I liked Mirren in this, I liked Guzman as well and the joke about horse shoes. I doubt if I'll go see this in the theatre, but it sure seems like a waste of time to complain about something I won't even see any way.</p>

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Anyone who sees this should have their head examined

    by TDH1138

    to see if it's up their ass.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    Are you saying having some taste is a problem?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    "He's taking the knife out of the cheese!!"

    by maxjohnson1971

    "Do you think he wants some cheese?" I still laugh at that everytime I see it. Brand is not a boil on Moore's ass.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by pauduro

    Dude looks like a circus clown Dudly was a real man A DURNK but never like this...sad sad

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Yes, myphdisdoom

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Us "nerds" hate Russell Brand because he nails Katy Perry every night. It has nothing to do with, you know, him not being funny. At all. *rolls eyes*

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Wow, you're fucking brilliant. This is AICN. This is a talkback. This is where we voice our opinions about movies, trailers, movie news, etc. We're just giving our raw opinion. You know, what a "talkback" was intended for. What's your problem again?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I think Juggernaut is trying to say that...

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform shouldn't complain about anything you don't like. Yes, he's saying this on an AICN talkback. If there's an endeavor in all of human history that is more futile I am not aware of it.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    So now Arthur's just another H'Wood "free spirit"

    by OutsideChance

    ...cut off from his evil corporate parents? Pass.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    It's a good thing Harry didn'

    by Timmy Chicago

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    It's a good thing Harry didn't post "FIRST!"

    by Timmy Chicago

    Is Zero the new first?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    This will win awards

    by Fixthe Fernback

    It's gonna sweep this years Raspberries.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck the trailer, check out the tits on page 3!

    by spidar40

    Gotta love 'den Brits!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    They should have cast Hugh Laurie as Arthur.

    by Rev. Slappy

    And used the same shooting script from the original film. I just don't get Brand at all.

  • Agree 100% with you Harry.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Where can I see BIG BUCK BUNNY?

    by Subtitles_Off

    All I keep getting is Russell Brand.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by GroolDemon

    So this is the Arthur remake huh? Really? Did the guys that made this even SEE the original movie? I guess not. The only thing we can hope for is that the zombie apocalypse does happen and that Dudley Moore gets his revenge.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    "Why wouldn't you want to bang Jennifer Garner?"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Because she looks like Steven Tyler, for one reason. (Google him, youngsters. He used to be in a Rolling Stones tribute band. Then, for awhile in the 80s, he was the lead singer for Heart.) For another, Ben Affleck has pubic hairs bigger than you, so quit typing crudely about his wife.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    maybe it was the 90s that Steven Tyler was lead singer for Heart.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The last thirty years are all kind of a blending of suck. American culture is a shit-flavored smoothie.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    The only good thing about this movie...

    by ShabbyBlue that it prompted the studio to finally release the original Arthur (and its so-so sequel) on blu-ray. The DVD version of Arthur never had an OAR widescreen transfer, but the blu-ray will finally give us the film in its original aspect ratio! Release date is April 5.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    by dr. egon spengler

    by thecheesegrommit

    Why am I a sucker? I loved the original. I happen to think this looks very funny. I can separate this from the original. My psychological remark was aimed at those (you) who constantly choose side "This" against "That" You're attack on me proves my point (thank you) I found this trailer funny, you call me a sucker, so let me return this base opinionated fucktard! You go watch you "good" cinema. "Twilight"??? I pity your shallow perspective little boy.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    SLUT?? SLUUUUTT!!??!??!

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Love that movie, and that scene in particular.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Where's The Girl He DOES Love??

    by Rebeck2

    He's not a drunk and he's not in love. What the hell is this movie about now?? Remakes are pathetic.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by ass clown

    I didn't laugh during the trailer, they changed Arthur away from being a drunk, and they made some joke about him not being able to make tea. This looks terrible and audiences will not buy this crap. I feel bad for anyone that has their money tied up in the shit storm because heads are gonna roll and people are getting fired. Bombs away....

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Russell Brand

    by dukeroberts

    Russell Brand is fine in supporting roles, like in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Get Him to the Greek was not as good. There was too much Brand. And now he remakes Arthur. No. I can see no reason to see this.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Some one above nailed it.

    by thecheesegrommit

    All you Brans haters and those who didn't laugh at that trailer represent 1% of the population. That percentage seems a little too small even by my estimate but you should realize all your bitching means nothing it will not effect this movie one bit. You have no effect. Pretty sobering isn't carry on with your hate. Sad little creatures.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    *Brand* not *Brans* Edit button Harry, sigh. After your better that is. Get well.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    *Sigh* typo 2

    by thecheesegrommit

    "Pretty sobering isn't "it" carry on.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Who is playing "Merlin"?


    ....oh wait. Seriously though, looks shit.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    ass clown

    by thecheesegrommit

    that's not a "massive flop" you smell, it's your retched self assured opinion that because you did not laugh it will be a flop. That's some arrogance there, right? See I laughed and found it funny but I'm not a sad little basement gnome that believes my opinion will make this a success. I hope it is but I can't make that prognostication from a trailer. "ass clown" aint kidding.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Nordling was what Harry had removed from his spine.

    by Larrylongballs

    He only emerged when Harry went dark.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Arthur? A classic?

    by TheComedian77

    Don't think so! Next you'll be referencing other Dudley Moore 'greats' like Santa Claus The Movie or '10' (yeesh). Let's face it, his best work was 'Not Only But Also'. Nothing else. The trailer? Some of it looked quite good. Not the best of films but far from the worst. Of course in the talkbacks everything IS either the best or the worst. Methinks I'll change to Den Of Geek.....

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 5:25 a.m. CST

    i dislike russell brand..

    by emeraldboy

    but he did one very serious piece of work uk television and he was a revelation in that. I remember when he did a stint on mtv select and he was hilarious. but he was fired after he appeared on that show as osama bin laden after 9/11. by then everyone knew he was high on drugs. he is a bit like marmite, you either like him or you dont.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 5:39 a.m. CST

    The motivation beyond the brand recognition

    by Dennis_Moore

    and potential profits from 80's remakes puzzles me. I guess they are targeting a weird demo of really young people who don't know the originals or seniors who recall the titles but have forgotten the content because of senility? Because anyone who grew up during the 80's watched all of these movies over and over again on cable (unlike today, where I assume the kids only watch something from a rental, netflix, download, torrent, etc. once or twice?). It makes sense that Tweeners and Gen X rail against remakes, because the movies are a part of our mind's landscape, and it doesn't seem quite so long ago that they debuted.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Girls don't wear ties ...

    by Ninkynonk

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    No thanks

    by brobdingnag

    Not a chance in hell this will be anything but awful, I'll rewatch the original.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    It's the perfect crime

    by Ninkynonk

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    A drunkard or a simpleton?

    by aegri_mentis

    I did see him drinking twice...In the scene where his mother cuts him off, he has a drink in his hand, and at the end, in the Batman costume. I would say that for a green band trailer, they can't show him drinking too much, or present it as an affliction in his life... ANd just because he isn't channeling Moore's head bobbing, mush-mouthed depiction of a drunk, doesn't mean he isn't acting intoxicated. There was an interview with Brand about 4 months ago, where the interviewer asked him how hard it was to play a drunk when he has had his own addiction issues, and Brand's answer pretty much confirmed he is a drunk in the movie. (Oh, and don't take my comments about Moore's performance as a slam against him. The original Aurthur was and still is one of my favorite movies.) "Would you like me to come in there and wash your dick, you little shit?"

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I hope that this bombs really, really bad

    by Jeditemple

    To send a message to Hollywood that we're sick of remakes. SCREW YOU, HOLLYWOOD!

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Saw the original in the theater...

    by eustisclay

    ...and loved it. Now, I'm hardly a basement dwellar, but I'm not crazy about this. I am not fond of remakes in general, but as I and others have stated above, I do llike the side benefit of a remastering or release of the original. I get tired of the remakes because, if the ones who defend them are really honest, there have been more announced remakes than ever. Every stinking day, if seems there is a remake on the books. While there have always been remakes, they were always a tiny part of the releases each year(and there have probably been years where there wasn't even one!). Hollywood used to be much more original, now it's remakes, sequels superheroes or carbon copies of current hits. But when it becomes apparent that they are doing a remake, I hope for the best. I doubt most people on this site want to watch a bad movie. I think we are expressing our disappointment with this. This looks like a more slapsticky, and sentimental version. That's a problem in current Hollywood. No point of view. Whatever you may think of the first Arthur, Steve Gordon was not a sentimental kind of guy. Sure it was sad when Hobson got ill, and Arthur sobered up for that, but then he went right back to drinking. You know, for all you defenders of this(and by the way, if you think this looks good, well, that's okay, everyone has their opinion, but I worry that if it really is lame, but successful, it just leads into more lame remakes) this looks like they've remade Arthur AND its sequel. Arthur didn't really give up the money for the girl in the first one(okay, he did, veeerrry briefly right at the end and then got the money back). But in the second one, Burt Johnson pulled a fast one and got Arthur's family to cut him off. Then he was adjusting to being broke, and looking for a job, giving up drinking etc. So really, this is more a remake of a lame film, cuz Arthur 2 was not very good. I think if you want to see this take on Arthur, go watch the second one, because I bet it carries more of the flavor of that one. And for the defenders of Brand, I don't think he's that "hip" he's just married to an overrated pop star. I would've preferred a lot of others in this, someone a lot more charming, like Simon Baker, or more grumpy as the previously mentioned Hugh Laurie. I just haven't seen this guy do much that impresses me yet. He's like a less talented Sasha Baron Cohen. He just may be your generations Yahoo Serious, or that guy that was in that really weird "Fred" movie or Carrot Top.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Amen, eusticlay, couldn't have chopped it better my self


    This will flop. Just like Get Him to the Greek. Make no mistake about that. I've never heard none of my non-film geek friends ever once say they liked Brand or ever mention him at all for that matter. I think thecheesegrommit must be Brand himself. So, sad!

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh and I'll fully admit I'm jealous Brand gets to bang Katy Perry


    That said, i wouldn't want to have to be him for that privilege. Well, maybe for a day.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I think I just came up with a great idea for a remake


  • routine is so unoriginal, can't see why people don't see through that fake shit

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    suturethis, women eat that kind of fake shit up all the time


    Can't really blame him for doing what works. He's not doing anything original that's for sure.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Sooo conflicted...

    by Somerichs

    The original is one of my all time favorite comedies, and this initially fell into the "why the fuck are they remaking this when there are so many shit movies they could be remaking" category. <p>It's still in that category, but after watching the trailer, and more specifically, seeing the cast they've assembled, it looks like, at the very least, this is not your run-of-the-mill looking for a quick buck kinda remake. At least they're making an effort. <P> Mirren, Guzman, Nolte (someone said that up above, is it true?), these are all people worth watching. Russell is still a question mark in my mind, could go either way. And, really, who would you have cast as Arthur instead of him? Kind of a no-brainer there, given that he is quite popular with large segments of the population.<p> As for the drinking, I have a sneaking suspicion it's still there, just intentionally not called out in the trailer for fear of offending some folks. When he's dressed up as batman at the end, he's holding a drink and seems pretty well sloshed. <p> Finally, I find it beyond ridiculous that they devoted maaaaaaybe 4 seconds of the entire trailer to the Linda character and instead focused on Arthur trying to evade Susan. I get that Garner's the bigger name and all, but I reeeeeaaaallly hope they didn't mostly disregard the Linda plotline from the original in favor of focusing the story on Arthur and his path to "growing up." That would be a HUUUUGE mistake.<p>I'll likely see this, after it's run in the theaters.<p> "Why don't you forget about the moose - for a minute!"

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Brand is a recovering alcoholic

    by Larry Sellers

    I'm guessing playing a drunk wouldn't be such a good idea.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Where's the eye bleach?

    by SgtSharki

    That was truly awful! Who the hell finds this guy funny and who the hell thought this was a good trailer?