4 Reasons Your Kids will Love the new Annie!10:57 PM
Wow. I can certainly tell I'm getting old. Why? Well, change is hard for me. Revamps of all the old flicks I loved as a kid are popping up each and every year. For the most part, they pale in comparison to the memories of my childhood. But when there is an exception, I get very, very excited!
The new Annie movie is one of those bold exceptions. I knew it from the first time I saw the trailer. The cast, the music, and the unique spin was enough to keep things different... but not so different I didn't recognize it as Annie.
But will your kids like it? I think yes! Here are 4 reasons why:
2. Miss Hannigan. Played by Cameron Diaz, the villain of the story (or maybe not) is a has-been pop star who would rather sing and flirt with men than take her foster care duties seriously. She parties. She yells. But she's not quite as terrifying as the original Miss Hannigan. And this is a good thing for today's kids, as they can actually enjoy some of the more tense moments (rather than hide behind the chair as I did when young.)
4. The ending. Without spoiling too much, I can tell you that this version has much more redemption than the first. When you can walk away feeling neat and tidy about the ending, your kids can, too. And that's a rare thing in today's film world.
This truly family-friendly film was a surprisingly well-done sequel. The fresh take on the relationship between Annie and her adoptive father never leaves the true spirit of the film behind. Parents can feel good about even their littlest ones taking in a family movie night with this on the screen.
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