Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Les Miserables

I'm not merely fond with musicals and probably won't be, the only musical that impress me was Singin' In the Rain and Chicago, and Les Miserables is another try to recreate and reinvent musical but does not succeed in any aspects albeit superb performance and a great production design.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. In December 2012, the world's longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale.

There is barely a strong point here and the rest was no where to good, the only thing that this could be proud of be could be the tremendous performances and arguably the most captivating and powerful performance would be from Fantine(Anne Hathaway) despite lack of screen time, Hugh Jackman on the other side was perfectly great and still lacks, but still the rest of the cast really works except for Russell Crowe, very hideous and so-so.

This was the most disapponting film in recent memory, It was very expected but delivered less, Just watch the trailer endless time because it was the only the good and the movie was the bad and Tom Hooper was the ugly, and Yes Les Miserables was horrendous and you could pass this, there is no special on this.

Les Miserables is only effective for musical lovers and could probably forgive, it just seems that i couldnt take away how disappointed i am on this film, this was unexpected, and was very disappointing, they only get one nailed and that was Anne Hathaway, no doubt the biggest asset here was Anne Hathaway.

Tom Hooper's Les Miserables in short was disgrace and a let-down from him, Les Miserables more like Less Misery-blah-blah-blue-berry, it was suffocating and doesnt get you on the edge of your seats and expect very long and hardcore action and some I Dreamed a Dream song.

1 out of 5 stars


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