Here’s the thing about musicals: there isn’t a way to make a mediocre one. They’re either spectacular feats like Les Miserable or they’re not. There isn’t an in-between. Yet, leave it to Hollywood to make a sequel to one of … Continue reading Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
In the scope of movies, musicals have not fared particularly well. The last attempt at a blockbuster musical was “Mamma Mia!” and while it did well, it wasn’t enough to break the genre into everyday territory.
This time, a far bleaker movie spearheads the attempt into mainstream. “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo book and made into movies and a Tony award winning play, could be vying for the big awards come early 2013 and can make or break the genres time in the spotlight. Continue reading “Les Miserables”