I felt mostly the same was as Moo with Les Mis, minus Russel Crowe being good. I thought it was a pompous mess. Sure it had big emotions, but the film consisted pretty much only of big songs and set pieces, there's no time for the viewer to learn about the characters enough to actually give a shit about them.
Plus I personally can't stomach "love at first sight" stories. I can appreciate that this is an adaptation of an adaptation of a very old book, but the love story in this jut felt forced.
I can see why a lot of people would love it, but it's just not for me. I found it crazy overrated, and I'm a fan of big cheesy emotional shit like that really.
Jobdone wrote:I was actually majorly impressed with Crowe's singing.
He wasn't the best, but it was much better than I expected.
Stars and javert's suicide were pretty great.
I thought "Look Down" sounded good, everything else ranged from mediocre to fucking painful, regardless of the singing.
And Javert's suicide genuinely made me laugh because it looked so fucking silly