We watched the 2011 “Arthur” remake, which starred Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, and Greta Gerwig. I was keen on seeing the movie after it came up in discussion on a friend’s Facebook, and after I watched the preview, which was hilarious.

The movie was … OK. Nowhere near as good as the original, which I have seen a million times and now want to see again.

I think the original benefited from a good script, performance by Dudley Moore, and chemistry between Moore, Sir John Gielgud, and Liza Minelli, who is—amazingly—a lovable and pretty girl-next-door from an outer borough of New York.