I am sorry I have not posted in a while; I took a break without warning you.
Well, most importantly, today is Christmas, but also, the new movie of Les Miserables comes out today!!! I was lucky enough to be able to see the movie early, so I have already seen it. I will review it for Broadway Tuesday today.
This movie was incredible! I LOVED it! It was just as amazing as I thought it would be and I cannot wait to see it again soon.
The effects and set were amazing and seemed particularly historical accurate. Anything they changed in the plot line, they changed to be more accurate to the original book, so I did not mind that things were changed slightly. I thought all of the details from the book that they added were very special.
The singing for the most part was great. Hugh Jackman played an amazing Jean Valjean and I think he is now my favorite Jean Valjean. Anne Hathoway was a great Fantine and as I have heard, she really cut her hair short for the part which is a big commitment that I don't know I would have done. Her voice was very pretty and her acting was very good. I did not like Russel Crowe as Javert. He did better than I thought he would, but his singing was very poor in my opinion. Just about any other Javert would have been better for me. I do not like Sasha Baren Cohen as a person but his acting as Thenardier was fitting of the character. I personally think Geoffrey Rush or Johnny Depp would have fit the part better. Helena Bonham Carter played the part of Madame Thenardier very well. The young Cosette was adorable and her voice was pretty. I did not enjoy Eddie Redmayne as Marius. To me, he was better than Nick Jonas, but his voice was not very strong or memorable. In my opinion, he was also not as handsome as I think Marius should be. Amanda Seyfried fit the part of Cosette very well. Her voice was good and I preferred her to other Cosettes I have heard. Aaron Tveit was a great Enjolras. I loved him as that role.I have to point out that Hadley Fraser played one of the National Guardsmen and I loved him! I saw him in the 25th concert as Grantaire and he was amazing at that part as well. Samantha Barks was also in that recording and she was a perfect Eponine in the movie! She is one of my favorites. I do not know the name of the actor who played young Gavroche but he was a very good Gavroche and very adorable. I am probably leaving out some other actors, but all in all the acting and singing in Les Miserables was amazing.
This movie was AWESOME and I cannot wait to see it again.
Have you seen Les Miserables yet? Did you enjoy it? When will you see it if you haven't yet?