Want to read more about Les Misérables?  Film Crit Hulk — the best superhero writing about film today –has an excellent piece on the film at Badass Digest:

AND YET THE FILM SOMEHOW DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE. IT DOES NOT STRIKE THE CHORD IT NEEDS TO. HULK MEAN, IT BARELY WORKS IN A PURELY FUNCTIONAL WAY BECAUSE ALL THE THINGS HULK CITES ABOVE REGISTER FOR YOU, BUT JUST BARELY. AND HULK IS POSITIVE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WALKED OUT OF THE FILM FEELING LIKE SOMETHING WAS WRONG. MAYBE THEY JUST SAID IT FELT TOO LONG, OR DELVED INTO THE STANDARD LIST OF COMPLAINTS YOU HEAR FROM MOVIE-GOERS ABOUT WHATEVER IS THE MOST TANGIBLE DETAIL…

AND WHAT YOU PERHAPS DID NOT REALIZE WAS THAT YOUR EYE WAS CONSTANTLY AT WAR WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Yes, it’s in all caps.  Yes, it’s awesome.  Excuse me: YES IT’S AWESOME.