Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Les Miserables Movie- A Review
Well, maybe a little more detail. I first saw the play on Broadway over 20 years ago. I wasn't familiar with the story and had never seen a Broadway production. I was blown away by the music, the voices and the story which, to this day, I think is the best story ever told. I saw the play again here in Cincinnati a few years ago, I own the soundtrack and I saw the first movie. But, when I heard they were making a film of Les Miserables and the way they were going to shoot it, I couldn't wait. So, I didn't. For the first time ever I went to the movies on Christmas Day.
The combination of live action with the amazing music was as good as I hoped. I was slightly disappointed with Russell Crowe as Javert because his voice didn't have the presence of Terrence Mann. But, Crowe did an acceptable job and everyone else was stupendous. I plan to see it again next week and as soon as it is out on Blu-Ray I'll be buying the disc.