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Old December 30 2012, 01:58 AM   #219
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Re: "King's Speech" director to take on "Les Miserables"

Finally saw the whole thing today, from a decent seat.

My reaction to this film was almost identical to my reaction to The Hobbit:

"It was good." *Shrug*

I wanted to like it more than I did, but it was a bit of an endurance test, partly because the direction was so unimaginative: there just wasn't much to watch a lot of the time. I could have got much the same experience from listening to a recording.

When it was good, it was really good. But it was very long, and a lot of it was just so-so. Of the three super-size movies I've seen this holiday season, this and The Hobbit are tied for second place, several lengths behind Django Unchained.

One weird moment for me was the medley on the eve of the uprising. As this was going on, I was suddenly (and strongly) reminded of the medley on the eve of the war from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. That kind of spoiled the drama for me.
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