How Sony Turned ‘Annie’ Into a Surveillance Monster
While Sony Pictures has recently come under attack for its decision to pull the widely-panned up-coming movie ‘The Interview’ after yet another massive hacking incident and legal demands to Twitter to remove leaked emails , there’s another reason to revile in horror: the re-make of the movie ‘Annie’ is a civil liberties nightmare.
But hey, just how bad can a remake of a beloved childhood cinematic masterpiece actually get?
Bad. Very, very bad.
It isn’t just that the music is crap. It isn’t just that the lines are laboured and seemed to invite eye-rolling, even from the cast who know they had a dud on their hands. No, modern-day ‘Annie’ should be reviled for far darker reasons: it’s a cheerleader for warrantless surveillance, packaged up for primary-schoolers.