Friday, January 18, 2013
Les Miserables: Movie Review
So I went to see Les Mis, and honestly, I wasn't too sure on if I was going to like it. My friend convinced me to see the musical live last year, and I'm a huge musical fan (I love Next to Normal, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, Grease, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, and a ton more!), but I was truly dissapointed with it. I went without knowing the story to begin with and so it was really difficult to follow along, much longer than I expected, and most of the time I just didn't know what they were saying (which now I think was just because we had really cheap seats so we were mostly hearing the echo). So needless to say, I was pretty sad that I just didn't really like this musical, aside from the three main songs everyone knows: I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.
After seeing the movie, actually seeing and understanding all of the story lines, my opinion has completely changed and now I want to see the musical live again, it's actually coming to my hometown again in February. I think Anne Hathaway was amazing, I really felt her pain. Hugh Jackman was pretty good too. I was soooo excited to see Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, I think he is fantastic! I also thought Eddie Redmayne (Marius) was really good. As for Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe.....I wasn't feeling the love so much, and I'll leave it there, in case other people really liked them.
Did you see Les Mis? What did you think?
Until next time darlings,
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