I was probably the last person on the planet to see this movie. Which is weird, because I love this story and I know all the words to the songs. I wanted to go so bad when it came out at Christmas time, but for one reason or another I didn’t get to, and I was busy, and my friends had seen it, etc. I even almost just went by myself on two seperate occasions.
So I finally went this week after watching the Oscars. It was as good as everyone said. I loved it so much. I wasn’t even bothered by Anne Hathaway who I normally hate. I actually loved her. And I don’t know why so many people thought that Russell Crowe was bad. I thought he did a really good job. Of course actor and actresses aren’t going to have as good of voices as Broadway stars, but I thought he held his own. Everyone did. I love that they did live singing for the movie. It made everything more touching and human I think. I love all of the posters they did for this movie. So I’m going to post bunch of them…I apologize now 🙂
As I said before, normally I don’t like Anne Hathaway that much…I LOVED her in this movie. Her song I Dreamed A Dream was amazing. I honestly think she was probably my favorite in the movie. I don’t know if she was my favorite character, but I think she did the best playing her role. I can completely see why she won an academy award for it. She is totally the new Tom Cruise. She’s a really good actress now, but I can’t stand her in real life. I actually thought her voice was really good too. I was surprised. I didn’t think it was going to be that great. (Well I have been listening to the soundtrack, so I knew how it was, but before I listened to that I thought it wasn’t going to be good.)
Hugh Jackman will always be one of my favorites and I love when he sings. He did a really good job as Valjean and I’m glad they picked him for this role. Plus even as an old man or a convict, he’s still kind of handsome 🙂Russell Crowe got a lot of flack for how he played Javert. Honestly, I did not think he did a bad job at all. I thought he was fine. He had to play a “tough” cop and that’s what he did. His voice was fine for a actor. He’s not a broadway singer and people should have known that. I thought they picked a good person to play the role and I love Russell Crowe. I mean it wasn’t like Gladiator by any means (which will always be my favorite ever), but I won’t faul him for it.The one thing I did not like was the The Thenardiers were sooo over the top. Well I mean they are supposed to be, but they were so disgusting. I think the Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen were the perfect people to play them, but I wanted to barf every time I saw them! Poor baby Cosette. I really like Amanda Seyfried too. I think she’s really pretty and her and Eddie Redmayne, who played Marius were really cute together. P.S. I love him. Which leaves, Eponine…Samantha Barks. This is the only actually Broadway singer they used. They couldn’t decide on the people trying out…which included Taylor Swift and Lea Michele. I’m so glad they didn’t use one of them! I just don’t think they would have done as good of a job. They plucked Samantha right out of the show! She is soooo good, and I think she’s gorgeous. She was probably my next favorite in the movie. I bawled during her songs.