Hardly seems fair to critique given the impetus behind this, but nevertheless, comparisons to the original are unavoidable.
Honestly, I wasn't particularly moved by this version...at all, really. Maybe it's because the original left such an indelible mark on pop culture, that anything would pale in comparison.
But regardless, it came off feeling like a giant PR stunt. It seemed like every actor and musician was in this, and of course all the big names each get their "moment" in the spotlight, replete with heavy autotune backing them up.
What say you?