First of all, I haven’t seen it yet. I know, but I just don’t enjoy going to see movies right when they’re released. There’s too many people, and it makes me uncomfortable and also I can’t focus on the movie because some dude keeps checking his stupid cell phone. It’s annoying, and I’d much rather wait a couple of weeks to ensure that the crowds have died down. But make no mistake, I am DYING to see Les Mis. Absolutely dying.
But Adam Lambert has already seen it. He’s, like, way unimpressed, and here are the tweets to prove it:
Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.
…it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good)
Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me.
Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too.
And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals
Eponine’s voice was cool too…
I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.
The industry will say “these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live”but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?
Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so True!
I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.
One more clarification: DO go see it for Anne Hathaways performance. It’s was breathtaking.
So basically, Adam Lambert hates Hugh Jackman. That’s it, right? And probably Russell Crowe, maybe Amanda Seyfried. Which is kind of weird, because all of my nerdy theatre friends went crazy over this movie, and they didn’t have anything negative to say about Hugh’s performance. It seems like Anne Hathaway was completely amazing, according to every review I’ve ever read, and that Russell Crowe just did not sound good at all. But that’s weird that Adam didn’t like Hugh Jackman, one of the actors who is actually very experienced in musical theatre.
Did you guys see this yet? Should I be as psyched as I am? Does Adam Lambert need to shut his stupid face?