I just finished watching the new musical movie version of Les Miserables. I am a fan of the book.
I came at the musical version with a skeptical viewpoint. It is just a simple fact that a film cannot contain the whole plot of the book. AND the Broadway musical changes many things in the storyline.
But as for the movie, what was my final verdict? It wasn’t perfect, but it was still beautiful.Yes, the story is abridged. And yes, the singers go off-key. But, as far as the message of the movie and it’s ability to provoke an emotional response is concerned…
It made me cry. Twice.
I first started tearing up when Javert pinned his badge on Gavroche’s corpse…
And then I totally lost it when Jean Val Jean died and the priest sang and Fantine led him into heaven.
If you are debating whether or not you should watch it, please, do so. It is worth the time you will spend.