What a great way to start a new year, right?
And to show how lazy I am, I won't bother to do a new greeting post. I'll just use the one my company use.
Ehehehe~~~ So, anyway, thanks to Nuffnang (as usual) I get to watch this movie Les Miserables . The reason why I don't write that much movie review is because 1) I might not find anything worthwhile to talk about or 2) I will have too much to write about it. And too many words warrant photos, and I'm lazy to search for it. When I'm lazy, it took me two to three weeks to write a simple post. I'm hopeless.
Anyway, Here goes!
Malaysia Release Date: 25 December 2012
Genre: Musical drama
Running Time: 160 minutes
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: "An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption" (UIP).
I would say it's a mix of both good and bad. It's a long show that felt very rushed yet with astounding casts who played their part excellently. Should you watch this? Yeah, sure, if you like this kind of genre. It's rather nice - mainly because the musical is already so awesome, and there are a lot of aspects where it is enjoyable. But don't expect too much. This long movie is actually rather short to capture the essence of Les Misarables fully. A lot of things that can be improved. The visual is stunning, but somehow the content is lacking here and there. And at times a bit too rushing which leaves us dumbstruck. The emotions flies by so fast you hardly have time to digest. Yet it is so draggy that you wish they will quicken the pace. That doesn't make sense? Well, you go and watch it. and let me know if it make sense or not. lol.
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When I saw the line-up of the cast, I was actually wondering can these renown actors/actress sing? I mean, it's still a musical after all. I was pleasantly surprised that the singing was actually good. Of course, it couldn't compare with the Broadway casts, but they hold on their own pretty well. But what I liked the most was the raw emotion that is portrayed by the cast.
Let me start with my favorite cast in the movie. Daniel Huttlestone played Gavroche - the spirited young kid who exudes leadership, strength and bravery. I don't think they could've casted a better person to play this character. I couldn't get his acting off my mind days after I watched the show, although it was rather easy to forget the rest.
|This kid is awesome!. Source|
|Isabelle - don't u think she looks a bit like the young Dakota?|
|Amazing Acting by Anne Hathaway as Fantine|
|I forgot that he was Hugh during the first part.|
|I think she's so lovely.|
Why I hate Marius? He's a freaking self-centered rich boy, who has little notion of loyalty! At least that's how it is depicted in the movie to me. I don't know if others agree with me, but the Marius character irritates me. I mean, just imagine, your good friend, who had always been there for you, was shot in front of you, shot because of you, died in your arms, saying all she wanted was for you to be there by her side and everything will be fine, she who is dying, is comforting you... logically, you would only be able to think about her and be devastated about her death but yet this freaking guy, was devastated because the love of his life, whom he scarcely know, whom he just known a day or two is going off somewhere and he might not see her again. He wanted to die because of that? I mean seriously? He was actually prepared to throw away his fight with his comrades to go to the girl, okay I get it, it's love, but WTF? The only reason he said "My place belongs here" and goes to fight was because the girl went away. I HATE this kind of character the most.
But despite the hate I feel for the character, I loved the way Eddie played Marius. And because it's true, I'm gonna repeat it again, he's a real good singer!.
|A touching scene. It's a Love-Hate relationship for me and this scene.|
|The angry and confused old man.|
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I think some of the casting actually saves the movie, and some actually contribute to it being bland. Nevertheless, I find I am able to enjoy the movie - especially when you can appreciate the beautiful music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. I just love the songs in this musical. Hey, what not to like?
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