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Les Mis....has anyone else seen the musical and a little scared to see the film?


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Old 09-01-2013, 00:45
HoveringKestrel
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Because I am, I mean I know it will never be the same, but because this is taking itself so seriously...I'm a bit worried I will hate it.

I didn't LOVE th musical, but I'm a bit worried this might be Hollywood again popping its face into otherwise well established institutions?
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:56
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It's made by Working Title, which is a UK company, so it isn't really hollywood. People seem to like it.

Russell Crowe is going to sing. What's not to love?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:39
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I'm scared to see the film - and haven't seen the musical.

Dont think I could sit through two and a half hours of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway singing.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:35
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I'm slightly worried about it, mainly because the two leads are pretty much my least favourite actors working today. The trailer looks pretty poor and I just hope all of Russell Crowe's parts are not as awful as the bits I've heard.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:38
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I've seen the musical (many many times) and saw the film when I was in Canada over Christmas. I loved it.

If you like the musical there is a good chance you'll like the film. If you didn't like the musical you probably won't like the film.

The live singing works very well, Tom Hooper loves a close up and I found that a bit overwhelming at times but overall the story suits the big screen.

Most of the actors sing well - Hugh Jackman has previous musical experience, and Anne Hathaway's version of I Dreamed a Dream was amazing. Russell Crowe was the weakest (in my view) but he was fine.
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