posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 08:46 PM
So, I'm a guy. There may be spoilers, so if you don't know the story, read the book.
I went to Les Miserables last night with the wife. I'm a fan of Victor Hugo. Toilers of the Sea was one of the best things I've ever read. I
understand how great the Novel "Les Miserables" is. I get that. This isn't a knock on the story, or Hugo.
But, damn, that movie. First, not a fan of musicals, but this wasn't a musical. It was an opera. I think there was maybe one speaking part, near the
beginning of the movie. So, opera.
First half, I enjoyed well enough. It wasn't too boring, and there was just enough action/character dev to keep me entertained. But then, it got
boring, fast, real boring.
I understand, this isn't an action movie, I know, but you can't make a good movie that is nothing but exposition. Star Wars E. 1,2,3 did that and we
all know how much those stunk.
Ok, so Hugh Jackman as JVJ was great, Russel Crowe was a spectacular Javert. I thought the character of Cosette was meh. But, the one I really loathed
This character was utterly unlikable in the movie. He was irresponsible, selfish, wishywashy, stupid, reckless, and got damn near everyone around him
killed. JVJ was the only reason this character had any kind of story arc. He did nothing for himself except for try to start a failed revolution.
By the point his character was introduced, though, I was completely bored, so maybe I'm being harsh?
Anyway, after what felt like 8 hours the movie ended. I thought another whole story arc was going to begin where the screenwriters added in the love
and marriage of the happy couple.
The last scene though, heaven is just France, all over again, except a second revolution was successful. Ok.
Sorry for the rant, nobody cares, as you shouldn't. But I just kind of wanted to vent because ALL I've heard is how amazing and riveting and perfect
and tear jerking it was. I got 0 of that. I understand, it's not a guy movie, that's fine, but good God.