Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The jury's out...

I first got introduced to Les Mis by my parents when I was about 8 years old. They went to see it before I was born and often played the album from the West End production at dinner. My sister and I soon knew the words to the songs even though we'd never seen it. I have to admit that although it was fun as an 8 year old to sing along to the album, I wasn't all that keen to actually see the show. All I knew was it was set in France, about a revolution and that my Dad fell asleep when he went to see it.

It wasn't until I was in Sixth Form that I actually got to see the show and the predominant reason for me going was because Nick Jonas was staring in it for a few weeks (shallow I know!) As it so happens, I fell in love with the show and it has become one of my all time favourite musicals. I've seen quite a few musicals over the years due to my interest in dance but never seen one like Les Mis. It's not the typical all singing, all dancing show that you often get but actually quite sad, it definitely gets to you emotionally! If you ever get the chance to see it, I could not recommend it highly enough. It's just one of those things you have to see.

When I heard about the film version that was being made, I wasn't really sure what to think. Today, I watched the teaser trailer for the first time.

After watching the trailer several times, I'm still unsure of what to make of the film. At first all I could think about was that nothing would live up to the west end show but the more I watch the short clip, the more I like it. Nothing will beat seeing people perform the show live but I think the film may actually not be that bad. Fingers crossed it isn't a massive disappointment!

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