Trailer Tuesdays: Les Misérables

Lady Bacula: We’ve got a new Les Misérables trailer, you guys! And only one week until we can see the whole thing. It’s actually the international trailer. I’m not sure what that means, but it doesn’t make the movie look any less awesome.

I’ve never seen the musical, although I know a lot of the music from various choruses in my younger years. I thought about reading the book, but Lady Saika warned me against it.

Lady Saika: I love it, but the unabridged version is the only way to go, and it’s a hell of a commitment at 1400+ pages.

Lady Bacula: I’m reading the Song of Ice and Fire books instead. But I love Hugh Jackman (from X-Men and Oklahoma!), and Anne Hathaway seems to have good chops. I’m a tad worried about Russell Crowe. In fact, I’m afraid we’re going to get a similar performance to Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia! And if you’ve never seen that, count yourself amongst the lucky.

Now that we are all gearing up for Christmas, I hope you’ve put seeing this movie on your list!

Holy Movie Reviews Batman It’s The Dark Knight Rises

MadameAce: So this movie is okay. I like it. I certainly like it more than other movies for DC. But I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would. Maybe that’s because I built it up so much in my head before watching it that it couldn’t possibly live up to my expectations. Or maybe it’s because the conflict is the exact same conflict in the previous films, only with an even drearier tone. Or it might just be the fact that I couldn’t understand Bane’s character at all. Among other things, of course. And that’s Bane, not Bain, dear Rush.

Lady Geek Girl: I was actually fairly pleased, probably because I didn’t build the movie up in my head. So it actually went beyond my expectations. Here’s the thing, if you were expecting the movie to be just as good or better than The Dark Knight then you were probably disappointed. I was so worried about being disappointed that I ended up liking it instead. That’s not to say that this movie isn’t without flaws though, because there are probably more flaws in this movie than in Batman Begins or in The Dark Knight.

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