Prior to seeing the film, I had been told that the entire 158 minutes of Les Mis was an absolute sob-fest and that I would leave the film as a weeping, sniffing emotional wreck. And whilst my mother, father and even my fourteen year old brother all cried, I... did not.
Although the acting was pretty decent (Anne Hathaway being the best by far, which is a shame as her character dropped dead about half an hour in), the singing was a bit of a problem for me. All of the actors could just about sing in tune, but some were considerably worse than others. Not to name names (AHEM Hugh Jackman, AHEM Russell Crowe, AHEM whoever the hell was playing Marius) but there were clearly some weaker singers in the mix, which was a bit irritating.
I found Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and Javert (Russell Crowe) both incredibly irritating, and got so annoyed at the overly-dramatic tension between them that at certain points, when they were standing in very close proximity, intensely staring into each others' eyes, I wanted to scream "JUST KISS ALREADY!" at the screen. I held back, but only just.
Overall, I'm glad I saw Les Misérables, but only because I felt a bit left about not having seen it yet beforehand. But it certainly wasn't as emotional as I'd been told, and I grimaced every time certain people started singing (why Marius, why??).
If you've seen it, comment what you thought of it! Who did you like the best in the film? What was your favourite part? I'm interested to know what other people think.