It was an interesting experience watching the original Annie as an adult. I had not seen it for such a long time and therefore I noticed some news things and compared that to the new Annie movie. I thought it was very interesting the differences between the two Annies and their optimism. In the original Annie, Annie was very optimistic that her parents would come back for her and that everything was going to work out well for her. However, in the new Annie movie, the Annie character was portrayed as more independent and self determined to take her life into her own hands. She manipulated the situation so she would end up living with Will. She did not sit around waiting for good things to happen to her, instead she took control of her life and put herself in a situation that was good for her. Since Annie is African American in the second movie, it is portraying a bright future for these girls and showing their independence and determinism.