LES MISERABLES is the first time I watched a movie from Tom Hooper in a big screen. I haven't read the novel yet. So I didn't know which is better - the novel or the movie. It's quite surprising to me. Because at the time I didn't know this adaptation would be a musical. LES MISERABLES was exciting in the beginning. Then it felt kinda "dragging" in the middle. But its soundtracks is very wonderful. It's an eargasm...
Faithful to the bombastic original novel and theatre production. It may divide its audience, but arguably stands as a potent example of the musical epic. A sterling ensemble and an ambitious attempt to realise (albeit in staged, partially mythologised re-enactments) of microcosms of the French Revolution.
Tries to be dark and produce an illusion of deepness, but is really just kitsch. That barricade was a bad joke. But with all this bombast some scenes really manage to stand out of the usual hollywood turns novels into big money stuff. And did the actors sing that false on purpose?
Appalling. Terrible, boring music. Clichéd words. No characterisation discernible. Hack acting, especially from the dreadful E. Redmayne. More sentimentally sloppy than a fluffy kitten's arse. Only bright sparks: cameos from Sacha B-C and Helena B-C (cute as always, even though a slut). Cohen had the best singing voice too. Also some clever visual effects to make Greenwich RNC look 20 times its real size.