The Cast: 1.Hugh Jackman-Jean Valjean 2.Anne Hathaway-Fantine 3.Russel Crowe-Javert 4.Amanda Seyfried-Cosette 5.Samantha Barks-Eponine 6.Eddie Redmayne-Marius 7.Helena Bonham Carter-Mrs.Thenardier 8.Sacha Baron Cohen-Mr. Thenardier 9.Aaron Tveit-Enjolras Director-Tom Hooper Most likely an Oscar contender. What are your thoughts and opinions on this movie. Will it lose all the intenisty and drama it had on the stage, or will it be the best film of the year.
I hope I'm wrong, but I have a bad feeling about this film. It might be because I found the novel a depressing slog. On the other hand the recycled score may be quite good, and the costumes. I'm not a fan of the screenwriter either.
Harumph. Usually I'm full of optimism about most films, but this one rankles. I'm probably way off base. Looks to me that the cast is very used to wearing period costumes. Maybe that will help.....
People are already overrating this film as if it's going to be the Chicago of 2012. I bet this film will disappoint like Nine did.
I do think some of the casting is whack, seriously Sasha Baren Cohen?? Who the hell keeps hiring Amanda Seyfried?? Child is a terrible actress, Taylor Swift would've been better.
People are already overrating this film as if it's going to be the Chicago of 2012. I bet this film will disappoint like Nine did. I do think some of the casting is whack, seriously Sasha Baren Cohen?? Who the hell keeps hiring Amanda Seyfried?? Child is a terrible actress, Taylor Swift would've been better.
Well, I think Amanda has some talent. And, I think this may be a part of the reason why she was cast; From Box Office Mojo; Worldwide, unadjusted:
This movie is either going to incredibly incredible or incredibly awful.
I'd love it if it was incredibly incredible, but if it's incredibly awful, I'll STILL love it.
The fact that dialogue was added, though, makes me nervous. Most of the scenes in Dreamgirls on stage is sung through, but they took so much of that music from the show and made it into dialogue. Bad dialogue. It practically killed the movie. I'm tired of movie musicals being so apologetically made. Directors need to stop trying to make them realistic. They aren't realistic. They are musicals. If there are spontaneous ensemble numbers, let them happen, and the audience will accept them. It's when they are done half-assed in an attempt to add some realism that musical movies become cheesy and bad.
But, ya know, even if they are cheesy and bad, my ass is still in that seat having a grand ol' time.
Yeah but I think that would've been a smart choice for the film. Even though she doesn't sing very well, I think this because the film needs and audience and Taylor would have brought it.
Maybe, but's that the kind of cheap, cynical casting that drives me away from such films. Also, those who are fans of Swift's twangy strummings and girlish musings would not exactly "get" LES MISERABLES, would they?