The Oscars are this Sunday... are you tuning in? Seggie made his call for the Best Movies of 2012, and now it's time for his Biggest Let Downs of 2012.
Don't beat me up for this, but I thought the singing was less than par. Aside from Samantha Barks as Eponine, I wish they would have cast better singers for the major roles. Jackman was not convincing as Jean Valjean (easy on the vibrato, pal) and Russel Crowe…well, he tried right? Wrong. He butchered the role of Javert and insulted the writers of this beautiful music. Shame on Tom Hooper for allowing this to happen. While I think the movie was very well done as far as the acting and cinematography, the singing let me down. I know they've got to sell tickets, which resulted in this cast, but come on, this is arguably the biggest musical of all time.
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
Brad Pitt, you owe me $12. This movie sucked. Plain and simple. This movie is what I call a paycheck movie. This movie was made because they knew they could sell tickets with Pitt, but come on guys, put in a little effort in making a good movie.
This movie was supposed to be huge. Swing and a miss. Super cheesy.
The book was incredible. So much potential to make a killer movie. However, I thought they made the movie a little too kid friendly. I know I know, kid friendly = more money at the box office, but I'm going to be a little selfish here. I thought this movie could have had a darker feel to it and more intensity portraying some of the amazing details in the book.
"Hey, Liam Neeson is at his peak, lets make a movie starring him and we'll make millions!" I saw this movie with Tyler when we were abroad in the UK. We both left thinking the same thing, I wonder if they even read the script before filming. Horrible.
Will Ferrel and Zach Galifinkajakhdjhskjkss. This movie HAS to be hilarious right? I didn't think so. While it had some moments, I thought a lot of the comedy was forced.
I think this was the most overhyped movie of 2012. I don't think I've heard anyone say anything aside from "it was alright" in reference to this movie. I really wanted this movie to be amazing, sadly, it was not.