January 28, 2013
What a Waste!
I'm a huge fan of Victor Hugo's novel. Loved the musical, but I truly feel that this movie is not doing justice to this amazing story at all. First I don't understand why Russell Crowe is singing, cause he shouldn't. But not only him, most of the cast is horrible to listen to ( The adult Cosette has an annoying voice, so is Marius and few others). The surprise came from Jean-Valjean (Hugh Jackman), Fantine (Anne Hathaway), Eponine (Samantha Barks) et Gavroche (Daniel Huttlestone) which I really enjoyed. I didn't feel transported by the movie, which I believe was badly filmed, too much close ups and wide deforming angles, they kinda made Paris look like London. There are a bunch of details that really annoyed me.
It's a shame that Hollywood had to impose their film stars, cause when you went to see the musical, none knew who the singers/actors were and you still felt the magic happen.
So far, only the 2 first french version of this story remain the best to me.
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