TITLE: If I Were a Boy
GENRE: Angst, Drama, Romance
RATING: All ages
After watching the movie for 10 times,
yes you’ve read that right, I’ve decided to finally write my honest review about it!
I thought it was good,
probably not the best, but it was really, really good. The cinematography was goddamn good. The sound and orchestra were perfect. Emotions are beautifully captured by the camera. The sadness in almost all of the songs was tragically recorded. The costumes and make up are probably the best I’ve ever seen in my entire life. So to conclude, for the visuals, it was goddamn perfect.
For the characters, I have to say that Hugh Jackman was a great Jean Valjean. He has a great voice and his acting was superb. Apparently, this is the first movie of Hugh that I’ve watched and I’m not disappointed. I think Hugh really brought the character Valjean to life. Anne Hathaway as Fantine is probably one of the best Fantines I’ve ever heard and saw. She was perfect for the role and I doubt that anyone could have done it better than her! Now, I don’t understand why Russell Crowe as Javert is criticized by many people, I think he was a good one. I do think he sings very well. His acting is superb, too.
What could you expect from Maximus Decimus Meridius (no, seriously?) Many people say that he was emotionless and not a credible Javert. C’mon guys, Javert is not an evil man, he is a cold man; he rarely shows his emotions to other people because he has a great pride. But despite his great pride, you can see it in his eyes that he is slowly changing after Valjean saved his life, I mean, just look at his face when he was giving his badge to Gavroche. It’s as if he’s questioning his own beliefs. Russell portrayed it accurately and that’s why I loved his goddamn performance. Amanda Seyfried as Cosette was a good choice too. Her singing might be a bit wobbly, but her acting was just perfect for the role. She was angel-like, innocent, naive, sweet, and beautiful. I mean, she is really beautiful especially during her first meeting with Marius, who in the right mind would not fall in love with her? Eddie Redmayne, goddamnit, I hated Marius in the book, but this guy, oh god, is a god. The best Marius, for me. I rest my case. Samantha Barks as Eponine, well, just like what the other people would say, is a delight. I’ve liked her since I’d Do Anything, stalked her during her Les Mis days, and loved her in every musical she played. She’s a goddess. Goodness, I love you Sam! How can someone say that she would probably be the best Eponine, when Sam is already the best? (If you know what I mean, ahem). Sacha Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the Thernadiers provided a comic relief! They were good. It’s thanks to them that I’ve not cried the whole movie. Thank you, a lot. Isabelle Allen, who played the younger version of Cosette, was good, too. I thought she resembles the book Cosette so much! Daniel Huttlestone as Gavroche, on the other hand, was superb, amazing, cute, lovable, bla bla. In short, I love him so much. Can I adopt you now? Aaron Tveit as Enjolras is also a good choice! He acts really well; he portrayed the character really well. His voice was good, though not really my type. Guys, I’m sorry. I still wonder what would happen if Ramin Karimloo played Enjolras? George Blagden as Grantaire, you perfect being, come with me, let’s be happy together. I love his interpretation of Grantaire, though would probably love him more if they didn’t cut his lines in Drink with Me. Will the world remember you when you fall? Could it be your death means nothing at all?
For the songs, I’ve really loved Look Down (I’ve started crying here and I don’t even know why! Oh god, why am I so emotional?); Valjean’s Solliloquy (Yes, Valjean, I could really feel the shame inside of you. C’mon now, baby, stop crying, okay?); The Bishop (So, this was my favorite part of the book and goddamnit, I love the adaptation so much. Let’s all hail Colm Wilkinson for this.); I Dreamed a Dream (Who in the right mind will hate this version? This is probably the most accurate adaptation of the song, to be honest.); The Confrontation (Goosebumps, especially on the swords fight. Left me in awe,
as in my mouth is shaped like letter O.); Stars (Perfect, I’m crying.); In My Life/A Heart Full of Love (Cosette and Marius, you guys are so cute, please marry each other now. I envy you guys. But then, there’s Eponine, singing He was never mine to lose, why regret what could not be? I’m finished, guys. I’m starting to hate you again, Marius.); On My Own (I just cried the entire time. I feel you girl. Stop crying, I’m crying too.); One Day More (Of course. Self-explanatory); A Little Fall of Rain (A short performance, yet so emotional, it hurts.); Javert’s Suicide (Vengeance was his and he gave me back my life. I’m done.); Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Guys, if you will just listen to Marius’ last line here, you could hear him saying Where my friend will sing no more. Eponine, it is.); and lastly, Epilogue/Do You Hear The People Sing? (My favorite song from the movie! Sad that they removed Eponine in it, but at the same time, happy that they included Bishop, which made it goddamn perfect.)
movie’s to look forward to - Les Misérables (2012/13)
“Now life has killed the dream, I dreamed.”
OMG LOVE IS HAPPENING
But where are Sam and Aaron THEY NEED POSTERS ESPECIALLY SAMANTHA.
… Russel Crowe proves wrong everyone who doubt about his singing, and turns out to be a great Javert.