Posted by: ckckred | August 8, 2012

Trailer Analysis: Les Miserables Teaser

Before I say anything, just let me say I’m not a fan of musicals.

This doesn’t mean I don’t any of them.  There are quite a few that I love, such as Fiddler on the Roof or The Wizard of Oz, and last year I got to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway and hope to see it turned into a movie.  But I just really haven’t found myself liking very many.  And though I have much respect and admiration for director Robert Altman, I think that West Side Story is pretty overrated.

It’s a little difficult to judge the film based on a teaser.  Les Miserables come from Toby Hooper, the director of The King’s Speech.  It seems a little bit strange of how Hooper’s completely hopping genres, but plenty of directors have done that successfully (Stanley Kubrick is a great example).

I was pretty impressed with the teaser.  Putting my resentment for musicals aside, it looks like Les Miserables could be a very good film.  I’m not too sure how Russell Crowe could star in a musical, but we’ll see.


  1. I don’t watch a lot of musicals either, but I’m planning on seeing this one. It looks like it could be really good.

    • I agree. Maybe because it might be more of a drama than a musical, which was the reason why I liked Fiddler on the Roof. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Les Miserables is a musical, but it really lacks the “showtune” vibe that a lot of other musicals give. Although it is all singing instead of speaking, there is a very good, dramatic, and tragic story behind it, making it stand out from everything else that has been on Broadway.The movie will definitely be worth seeing.

    • I think so as well. One of the very few musicals I like is Fiddler on the Roof, which also works as a drama. I’m hoping Les Miserable is good. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Also not a huge fan of musicals but this one has definitely caught my radar. The cast is great and I like the fact that they recorded all of the singing vocals live opposed to dubbing it later, it adds something to musicals u don’t often see.

    • I didn’t know they recorded the vocals live. I think it’ll be interesting to see the film, and I hope I will enjoy it. Thanks for commenting.

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