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I won't go into a whole talk about this one because musicals aren't everyone's thing and Les Miserables is the musical-est of musicals. But I've seen a stage performance of this show before and it's definitely one of my favorites so I couldn't resist seeing it in theaters.
I also don't really think the "likes musicals" and "is a member of GigEm247" venn diagrams overlap much, but if your lady friends drag you to see this movie then I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you let yourself be.
Hugh Jackman's performance in this movie is worth the price of admission alone, but I was actually most surprised by the performance of Russell Crowe. I knew that Jackman would be good because he's done musical theatre before, and Anne Hathaway is almost always good (though this might be her best effort yet), but Crowe is really impressive as Javert.
I also thought Sacha Baron Cohen was great in his role. Brought the intended levity to break up what is a pretty long movie.
It's a different experience from the stage, but it's still a good one.
Anyone else seen this one? It's a musical, set in France, so it seems right up everyone's alley. I think the next movie on my list will probably get some more conversation, because Django is up next.
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Bro..we all know ur addicted to fettish porn. Quit trying to cover it up.
I've heard Gangster Squad was kind of "meh" from a few people. Like, it's not bad, but it's not really anything groundbreaking.
Why would I watch the version of Les Miserables that:
-doesn't have Liam Neeson
-is a musical
This post was edited by Aubrey Bloom 18 months ago
I dunno, but if you're not into musicals, Russell Crowe singing is pretty entertaining.
Still no Django? Really?
From IH-35 to IH-10... what then?
Well I already had plans to see Les Mis today with a friend. Django is coming soon, maybe middle of next week if nothing is going on. I like to go the movies in the middle of the afternoon when nobody is there.
I we with my parents over the holidays. We all thought it was above average but nothing groundbreaking. (We've all seen the stage performance multiple times... My mom, probably 6 times or so.)
I find your take on Crowe interesting because, to be blunt, I thought he sucked like a toothless hooker. His vocals were consistently flat and they had to rearrange a number of Javert's trademark songs to meet Crowe's limited vocal range.
Jackman was good as a singer, not great, but his acting was very good.
Hathaway was good.
Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried were honestly the stars of the movie in terms of vocal range and meeting the requirements of the roles as far as a musical goes.
Plus, Seyfried has mammo warlocks and sexy doe eyes. Boing.
Anyway, I just destroyed any e-cred I ever had with this review, but I had to share my opinion on Crowe.
Saw it with my fiancé. Few thoughts:
- did not realize going into it that it was 99% singing. Thought it was going to be like Sound of Music.
- Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seigfried are both hotter now that I know they can sing.
- the little boy was a badass. Funny, good singer, and from I can tell, this was his first movie. Kudos.
- agree with Aubs on Crowe, he was surprisingly good, and going in to it, all I heard was he was the weak link in the movie.
- Hugh Jackmon was great. Very good performance.
No explanation needed on this one Aubs
Gay thread. No man shud ever go see musicals. Never...
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Yo Soy, I think from a musical standpoint Crowe is certainly the weakest link, but I actually think that's what makes the movie work better on the screen. It would be too easy to make a perfect musical movie because you have infinite takes. Also, I think Gerard Butler might have been a better choice than Crow because he's still slightly better musically (in Phantom of the Opera) without being very good.
But I liked the fact that the movie wasn't overly polished like a bunch of musical-made-movies have been, gave it more of a live-performance things-aren't-perfect feel.
Seyfried was definitely the strongest singer of the female parts, she was incredible.
I can't believe it took 14 posts to get a quote like this....
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I thought about it but the last time I questioned a mod's sexuality I got banned.
This from the dude that gets wood watching film of 17 year old boys.
yes sir.. and guess what, that's more manly than watching grown men sing all their words like someone is squeezing their nuts.
There is a dialogue about Las Miserables.
Maybe if some of you guys were getting a rub down during it, it may work. But you guys are single..
Just messing with you, bro. ;)
I ended up going to see it with my wife when one of her friends couldn't go with her. Really caught me off guard that it was singing all the way through. I expected mostly talking with some musical numbers mixed in. I made it through but would've been much better with beer.
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