January 2, 2013
Excellent adaptation from the theater version!
I'm just a casual fan of Les Mis (my wife is the fanatic), but I really enjoyed this movie. I personally felt that I picked up so much more about the story this time around vs the few times I've seen it on stage. The reason is I , was able to see the characters up close, and see the action in greater detail on the big screen. Because of this, I really felt like I was there, and understood the characters range of emotions on a more personal level, compare to sitting 40 rows back at the stage version and not being able to see the detail as well.
The sets are amazing, the songs are very well true to the theatrical versions, and overall, the entire production is very moving. Yes, I'm a guy, and not embarrassed to say that I did tear up a number of times (never really did that in the theater versions).
Definitely glad I went to see this, and would consider seeing it again. Go see it, even if the theater version isn't your thing. You won't be disappointed.
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