Monday, 18 February 2013

Les Misérables (2012)


Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: William Nicholson, Alain Boubill, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer(Screenplay)
Victor Hugo (Novel)
Alain Boubill, Claude-Michel Schonberg (Stage Musical)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amande Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne

Story: In 19th century France Jean Valjean (Jackman) evades a ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after breaking parole. Jean Valjean agrees to take care of a factory workers Fantine’s (Hathaway) daughter Cosette (Seyfried). This decision will change both their lives forever.

Verdict


Musical: This musical is stuff of legends now it get the big screen treatment and simply doesn’t disappoint, brilliant musical (10/10)

Romance: great chemistry between Seyfried and Redmayne along with a strong love story that will win over hearts. (9/10)

Costume: Brilliant costumes to hit the era of the film (10/10)

Settings: The sets look top notch giving the full effect that you are in 19th century France (10/10)

Suggestion: Musical, romance fans will love this it will make you smile make you cry and leave you wanting to see it again. May not be the best choice for action junkies though, but I think everyone should see it. (9/10)

Best Part: The street battle

Star Performance: Hugh Jackman

Favourite Character: Jean Valjean
 
Poor Performance: Russell Crowe (Acting is quality singing lets him down)
 
Overall: One of the biggest film spectacles of the year looking to take the Oscar’s by storm, brilliant performances from the whole cast. Almost a perfect film doing the stage musical proud. Enjoy the songs and sing along for days to come.

Rating 95%


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