Summary: Well, there's two hours of my life I'll never get back...Good god, they never stopped singing. It was maddening. Honestly, not everything needs to by sung, dialogue can get a point across just the same and it's usually a lot less irritating.
Excerpt: I'll keep this brief: I bought this flick because my Wife-to-be wanted to add it to our (melding) video collection. (She paid for it, so I won't complain too much.) I'm also adding OTHER musicals and family-friendly titles to appease the bringer of death -- err, my Love and Life.... Oops.
Summary: I like musicals. But not this one. It is bad. The singing is off key, the story is slow, the acting is ok but overly dramatic, and Anne Hathaway is unbearable. I would skip this musical if you can. I don't quite see the popularity with this one. Skip it.
Excerpt: From the opening, there is a clear stylistic choice that differentiates this from the stage musical. By getting the actors to sing live on set, Hooper focuses on bringing to the fore the raw emotion and performances of his actors, with close shots and characters putting as much effort into their...
Excerpt: The 2012 adaptation of was among my most anticipated movies in 2012. I eagerly watched every featurette on Youtube. It looked pretty promising. An Oscar winning director, a talented cast and an acclaimed musical. How could they possibly go wrong? To start out, the direction is incredibly bland.
Excerpt: I really didn't like this film much at all, honestly. The film is much too Broadway and not enough like a movie musical. I hated Tom Hooper's direction, and while I respect the ambition, I would have preferred to see the musical version of this story told in a much different way.