Here, in my latest video, I recap what it was like for me to see the film version of the most beloved musicals of all time, Les Misérables. If you have never seen the stage production of Les Misérables, this video may not make a lot of sense, so go read the Three Things You Should Know Before Seeing Les Misérables for some tips for newbies. But, if you are a Les Mis freak like I am, or even if you are only mildly familiar with the show, then this video is for you.
Basically, seeing Les Misérables on the big screen was like reaching the Holy Land or heaven, or both. Despite a few weak links, namely Russell Crowe’s voice and the Thenardier’s lack of baudiness, I was mesmerized by the cinematography and the performances. Hugh Jackman, oh, Hugh Jackman. The man went to the depths of his soul for this role and provided one of the most outstanding performances I have ever seen. Anne Hathaway—ditto.
I’ve been very disappointed by some of the slanderous reviews out there, because despite the few weak links I mention above, the movie overall is magnificent. One of the best reviews I’ve read was on Jezebel.com where the journalist tells you what she was thinking during every song. It’s a must read if you love the show as much as I do.
Are you a Les Mis freak too? Did you see the film? Watch the vid above and then tell me what did you think of my assessment?