This is my first review of 2013 and i’m really excited about it. So, as we all should know, Les Miserables is out in cinema now and i was lucky enough to see it today, kind of by accident and it was unplanned, but there we go. Anyway.
I was really looking forward to seeing it, as i’ve heard good comments about it and it made me want to see it more. I thought that cast was all brilliant, and the fact that they all actually sang on set made it better because it made it more… real in a way. I haven’t seen the stage production yet, but i’ve wanted to see it for a long time so that is the next thing to do on my list!
I don’t really want to give away the plot, but i think it would be hard to do that because i don’t know many people who don’t know it. I won’t say anything just because i’m being nice to those who don’t want to know, and to those who don’t want me to waste their time with a plot they already know, so i guess that means you’re just going to have to watch it if you want to find out what happens.
Hugh Jackman plays the lead in Les Mis, and he did an amzing job (I’m not just saying that because i’m a big fan…) and he has an amazing voice! Saying that, so does Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe. I’m glad all the actors sang on set because i now have some more respect for them seeing that they have this hidden talent that we (or is it just me?) have never seen on screen before. It really is an amazing movie and i would love to watch it again. There is something inspiring about it too, with the French revolution and everything, and how they don’t give up and all that. I’m not the type of person who cries in movies- the closest i got to crying was when i went to see Marely and Me when i was about 12, and i just got through without crying- but i get goosebumps instead when it’s really sad or dramatic or whatever, and that happened a lot in this movie.
If that hasn’t made you want to see Les Mis even more, it’s probably because i forgot to mention that Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter star in it aswell! They are the “bad guys” in the movie who, but they are absolutely hilarious and actually make a good couple.
As you should know, this is a musical so there is singing in every scene, with a few spoken lines but it’s not like it doesn’t make any sense. If you don’t really like that, then i wouldn’t recommend Les Mis for you, but i’m not saying that you shouldn’t see it… if you’re unsure then go and see it anyway is what i’m trying to say. So go! Watch it and be amazed!
-South African Nutter