I did lots of driving the last week – lots and lots and lots. I visited both of my parents, which was awesome and saw two of this seasons Big Films – also awesome.
First up, Les Miserable…
I was lucky enough to see the play in 1988 in London. Colm Wilkinson played Jean Valjean. When I heard Colm Wilkinson in the film version (the Bishop) I immediately burst into tears. And stayed that way for a good part of the movie. I know Russell Crowe was a little on the stiff side, but I don’t care. I really enjoyed this film and sincerely hope Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman win all sorts of accolades – they earned them!
Revisiting Frodo, Saruman, Galadriel, and Elrond was kind of cool – and kind of not. As my eldest said, this is the Hobbit, right? So why are we spending so much of the time on things not related to the Hobbit. I understood what she meant. And while I loved the gorgeous visuals, I wasn’t all that entranced with the film over all. I felt like I’d been there and done that. I’d rather watch one of the LOR films again – though when he was on screen I did rather enjoy Bilbo – aka Martin Freeman.
What about you? Did you see anything of note – or anything to avoid – over the holidays?