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Double Movie Review

I have seen two movies in the past week so I think it’s about time that I tell you about them!

The Hobbit
This one was for the hubby. He is a big BIG Lord of the Rings fan so he was super excited when this movie was going to come out. Now I have a small confession to make…I have not read the book. My father has been trying to get me to read the book since I was nine years old. I don’t know what it is, I have just never gotten around to reading them. Maybe this year is the year. 
Now, this of course is part one of three movies and it made a good introduction to this new Peter Jackson trilogy. The Hobbit had the scenery from the Lord of the Rings movies and new action scenes that blow your mind. I really enjoyed the additions from the other books as well. In case you didn’t know, there were additions from the appendices from the end of Return of the King. The appendices fills in the blanks so to speak. For example, in The Hobbit, the first twenty minutes is background information about the story that was told in the appendices. Basically they give you more details about Middle Earth. I didn’t really notice it too much, but Myke did and that’s what matters. 
Overall I would totally go see this move again. Also if you have kids, reading the story and then going to see it might be fun. I know it also made my in-laws want to read the book all over again. I would say great date night movie and amazing family fun. 
So that was his movie. This was mine. 

Les Miserables
I was amazed! I had never finished the book and I had never seen the musical. I had heard the music because my mother had the soundtrack when I was little. One big reason I have never really finished the book is because the story didn’t really draw me in at first, however I heard the music and I was hooked! 
The cast blew it out of the water in my opinion. The ever talented Hugh Jackman is wonderful as the lead Jean Valjean. Russell Crowe surprised me. He plays the cop that is hunting Jean Valjean all through out the film and his voice was raw and surprisingly very enjoyable. Anne Hathaway made me cry. I’m not the biggest fan of her as an actress, but put her on a screen and have her sing, you will have have me almost in tears. Her voice is angelic and makes you want to sing along with her.
The supporting cast was amazing as well, which included Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen Bonham as the inn keeper and his wife. Amanda Seyfried is the young Cosette, Anne Hathaway’s young daughter that Jean Valjean takes in his care after Hathaway dies (don’t worry that’s not too much of a spoiler).
I took Myke and he was not the biggest fan. He hates the book and he was not aware that it was going to be singing all the time. I’m so lucky that he loves me!
This is a great movie for us girls, and guys if they can handle two and a half hours of singing and they love their girls very much. Kids I wouldn’t think so-unless they have read the story or seen the play. Ladies, if you love musicals, go see it.
All the writing you see here is my own opinion. The posters are from IMDB, but all opinions are my own personal opinions of the film.


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