I was on my way to see it last night after dinner out with a friend, but we changed at the last minute to Bless Me, Ultima. Prairie Home Companion had just lampooned Les Mis on their show as I was driving and most of the jibes were either at overly long songs, or at Mr. Crowe. I had seen it live some decades before, but couldn't remember it being that tiring.
We enjoyed Ultima, especially being in New Mexico, but found it slightly preachy on the earth thing, despite both of us giving it a thumbs up and a rating in the upper 80's out of 100. But, the trailers for Les Mis were phenomenal, so we both looked at one another and decided to take it in this afternoon as a matinee. Even before seeing it, I would highly recommend seeing it on the large screen. As good as the written saga may be, this production was designed to bring scale and sweeping drama to scenes, and it won't be the same in your home. It won't.
Of course, my main interest is seeing Mr. Jackman, but I'm up for a good French tale as well. :lol: