Sunday, 10 March 2013
We're not doing well. I've been on the laptop for most of the running time. Jen has been switching between her phone and doing housework.
There are some highlights. Anne Hathaway's and Eponine's solos were epic scenes. Les Mis is a stirring musical and those performances definitely stand out as worthy of the source material. I'd also say Hugh Jackman does a surprisingly good job in the first act as the runaway convict.
And the rest is a struggle. I just don't think a straight up film adaptation of a musical works. I think an adaptation of the novel rather than the musical would have been more interesting to me. I think my wikipedia surfing of the French Revolution is evidence of that theory.
I'll spare my sister any further criticisms of her favouritest film ever, after Dirty Dancing. Except maybe one more. Russel Crowe is terrible in this movie. Just a bad choice. Oh, and why do the poor in France speak with Cockney accents? Weird.