Written August 19, 2012
I am a "Sparkle" buff. I was concerned about it being remade... but it was well done. I liked the changes. The cast was great, the songs FABULOUS. Really great movie!
Written August 18, 2012
I am a fan of the original Sparkle and this one is even better! The acting and plot were superb and the music is great with the addition of few new songs. This is a great collaboration of acting & musical talent and Whitney's comeback was quite evident. Kudos to her, the producers and everyone involved.
Written August 27, 2012
I absolutely loved this movie! When it's released digitally I'll buy it! It's Whitney's best movie performance to date. I highly recommend it, although its not for young people. There are some parts that are not appropriate for them.
Written December 05, 2012
I was just as excited as anyone to see the new Sparkle movie. Jordin Sparks. Whitney Houston. Mike Epps. Derek Luke. Tika Sumpter. The Gorgeous Lady as Sister. The cast was PERFECT!! You couldn't ask for a better cast. The story was a simple love story you can't mess it up! As I sat in anticipation and awe at the master piece I just knew was about to unveil my hopes and dreams were slowly crushed. Moment after moment had been rewritten and "updated" into something so far from the original story that except from a few key scenes it was almost unrecognizable. How could they have missed such a LARGE mark? I was crushed.
Here are the TOP TEN reason why Sparkle the REMAKE missed the mark.
10. Last Song Wrong SONG
One Wing would have made an amazing funeral song. *wink wink* The ending was supposed to be about Sparkles break through...
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Written August 20, 2012
The cast? Mike Epps shudna played Statin Struthers! If any1 knows the REAL SPARKLE movie..Satin wasnt a comic. He was a PIMP/HUSTLER. He didnt even fit the physical profile! Sparks = great Sparkle. "Whitney's role was great despite the fact the real mother (Mary Alice)was a domestic worker & (the home life twist & all). The dude that playe STICKS shuda been Levi! The Original Story line, shoulda remained the same! THE GUY THAT PLAYED LEVI SHUDA BEEN STICKS! Once again the physical look. (only folks who can identify w/ the REAL SPARKLE movie can relate). There was only a few lines that were identical to the original movie. (thumbs down). Also, I assume Tamala Mann was suppose to be Mrs Waters (the funny neighbor)? It was way too many changes in the movie. The worst thing was the Dance/chorogr to "Giving Him Something He Can Feel".Come on now!?..They didnt even give up the famous hand movements every1 does when they hear the song. Overall its was just ok.
im a oldhead Im just sayn?!