Le Miserables (2012)
I have always loved this musical. It paints a terrible and yet realistic view of humanity using raw emotion. So naturally when I heard they were making a movie I got excited (though I have this strange tendency to get excited about everything, I mean even getting a cookie from my grandma is exciting for me…).
My expectations where high and the adds appearing for the film only increased my excitement (Again with the excitement, I mean really if I had gotten any more excited I probably would have fried a circuit), so when the film started I found myself asking “Where did things go so wrong?” The first ten minutes of the film seemed sloppy. The acting was fine, the sets were fine, the singing was decent, but I could not stand the camera angles(Yes I am a picky mother fucker, thank you for noticing). They seemed poorly planned and not well thought out. I began wondering if I had set my expectations too high.
And then things took a drastic turn… for the better (If I was clever I probably would have inserted a classy little joke there but I’m not clever, I’m sarcastic)! The camera angles started making more sense and the singing was incredible (Better than mine anyways)! The film salvaged itself from the poor opening and then went on to reach award winning proportions (What even happens when a movie gets an award? Do they just start handing out awards to the cast like “Here you go extra number twenty-nine, great work in the film!” or dose it go to the director so that none of the people who actually played an important role in the making of the film get credit?). It left me wondering, what the hell was I worried about in the first place?
The film made several changes to the original story, but nothing major. The comic relief was quirky and well timed and the acting was tragic (Tragic of course being good in this case, I mean the story is calledLe Miserables).
Essentially a brilliant and artistic masterpiece. A real showstopper born of the stage and made for the silver screen! (And now lets add some cheese to the review, that way they can quote it on the cover of the movie itself if I were a world renowned reviewer.)