Two hours and forty minutes of complete silence until the stomping feet and muffled chorus singing at the finale….lovely change to be in a cinema where people stopped munching and slurping and were transfixed by the film.
Jackman, Hathaway, Redmayne, Barks….wow, you really sing! Crowe and co, pretty good as well and Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter make a great comic duo. So much better than I hoped.
Actually the last time that the cinema was so quiet was also a Tom Hooper film (The Kings Speech). I could see a few STWers manning the barricade singing “Can you here the people sing….”Posted 5 years ago
Crowe’s singing was mixed IMO but plays his part well. When I first saw a trailer, I was put off by what looked like an attempt to package a whole load of current starts into a movie. But actually IMO it works even if there are better singers out there.
I don’t rush to musicals normally but would watch that again tomorrow!Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Heard a shockingly bad clip of Russell Crowe ‘singing’ in it though.
[angrily]You’ve got cloth ears mate
Now i do like a good musical but this does not appeal to me
and i heard Jackman sign on some radio 4 show and he did sound very good
might see it over the weekendPosted 5 years agoMrSparkleMember
Me and the Mrs went to see it t’other night. Gawd, it drags on. The ‘songs’ are more like somebody saying the dialogue. And then you get up to 4 of ’em singing at the same time. Nicely shot and all that but frankly mawkish pish, for me. When we were going there was a girl in front of us in tears. I thought ‘Come on love, it wasn’t that bad!’ 😉Posted 5 years agoretro83Member
The sheer scale of the thing was amazing. I was transfixed by it to be honest, and I’ve had some of the songs ‘Look down’, ‘One Day More’ etc stuck in my head for three days now.
Singing was a bit shonky in places but that didn’t spoil it for me, I’d rather that and absolutely perfect dubbed/autotuned singing.Posted 5 years ago
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