Jon Merrill (no login) Posted Sep 27, 2008 6:47 PM
I thought having Annie jump out of character and steal the corn was a dreadful scripting error; I don't think Annie would ever steal anything from a street vendor. The same goes for Warbucks hitting someone in the back with a snowball! That bit was just plain dumb. Those were just two of dozens of examples of terrible scripting and bad directing that caused me to give the Disney movie such a low rating.
On the other hand, except for a couple of stupid, unnecessary lines that should have been taken out in the editing process (e.g., "I'll bring everybody presents!"; "Hang ME in the bathroom?"), I found the 1982 movie nearly flawless. It may not have been that close to the play, but it sure was close to the comic strip, which is how the producer wanted it.